Overall Grade: 6/10
I recently picked up a copy of The Power of Less by Leo Babauta (I was using a gift certificate and that was the only interesting thing Barnes and Noble had in stock). Babauta blogs as www.zenhabits.net and I imagine most of the content originally appeared there. It is an easy, fast read.
The book boils down to these points:
- Start small, in fact below your personal capacity at whatever it is you are trying to do
- Move in small increments
- Announce your goals
- Clean and organize
- Eliminate the non-essential
- Come up with 3 “Most important things” to do each day. Do nothing until those things are done
- Break down goals, plans and tasks into specific increments
- Single task
That’s pretty much all there is to the book. I would have ranked it a bit lower, except for all of the points are true and accurate. Point 6 is a good and useful tool to make sure that tasks actually get done and never slip. Beyond that it’s all well written, but generic and unneccesary. I do intend to get Babauta’s other book Zen To Done, which is his implementation of David Allen’s Getting Things Done system. Perhaps that will be a bit more up my alley.
This post originally appeared on the Stronico blog – with the absorption of Stronico into Digital Tool Factory this post has been moved to the Digital Tool Factory blog
||Written By Steve French|