A certain kind of busyness is crucial to life, allowing us to earn a living, create art, and achieve success. But too often it consumes us and we become crazy busy, nonstop busy, and we expend extraneous effort that gets us nowhere. Marc Lesser’s new book shows us the benefits of doing less in a world that has increasingly embraced more — more desire, more activity, more things, more exhaustion. Less is about stopping, about the possibility of finding composure in the midst of activity. The ideas and practices that Lesser outlines offer a radical yet simple approach to transforming a lifestyle based on endless to-do lists into a more meaningful approach that is truly more productive in every sense.
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Less: Accomplishing More by Doing Less 2009-10-22 22:24:28 NCreviewer
This is a deceptive book: it’s small size and glib title didn’t prepare me for the variety and depth of wisdom it contains. (And, isn’t it delicious that the author’s name is “Lesser.”) Still, it wasn’t until mid-way through chapter four that I finally caught the author’s key point: managing our mind is the most important step in managing our “busyness” and being able to accomplish more—by doing less.
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Less: Accomplishing More by Doing Less 2009-05-15 21:51:25 Krysta
Have you noticed that we live in a very busy world, one where it is more and more the norm to be overly busy? Me, too, and I am weary of it. Aren’t you?