Essentialists spend as much time as possible exploring, listening, debating, questioning, and thinking. But their exploration is not an end in itself. The purpose of the exploration is to discern the vital few from the trivial many.
You have an important role in your life, if you don’t change your vocabulary, attitude and thoughts; you will end up with the same results.
I think we can learn something from a chess nerd and a master in martial arts. Josh Waitzkin’s has deconstructed learning in a way that few people has done.
If I were going to summarize this book in three words I will say: focus, discipline and visualization.
This book was published in 1936 and it became an instant bestseller. This book has been categorized as one of the best self-improvement books of all time.