Effortless

[Effortless]
Year: 
2021
Public: 
Publisher: 
Crown Currency
Year of publication: 
2021
Pages: 
272
Moral assessment: 
Type: Thought
Nothing inappropriate.
Requires prior general knowledge of the subject.
Readers with knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Contains doctrinal errors of some importance.
Whilst not being explicitly against the faith, the general approach or its main points are ambiguous or opposed to the Church’s teachings.
Incompatible with Catholic doctrine.
Literary quality: 
Recommendable: 
Transmits values: 
Sexual content: 
Violent content: 
Vulgar or obscene language: 
Ideas that contradict Church teaching: 
The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

The main thesis of the book is that it is necessary to relativize the things that are not important, to make simple what is already complicated in order to have a happier life -especially at work. It invites us to avoid victimhood and useless efforts when we can. Not everything has to be so difficult. Offers practical strategies for creating habits and routines. The author, known for his book Essentialism, a best seller that has sold more than one million copies worldwide, applies the philosophy of that book to the workplace and personal sphere and suggests changing our mentality: prioritizing what is essential, eliminating what is superfluous, saying no to what does not bring us closer to our goals. When we are physically rested and emotionally stable, we can concentrate 100% on what is central.

If we focus our energies and manage our resources well, we can achieve good results with much less effort and make the most of our time. Life does not have to be as hard as we make it by not simplifying what seems difficult. You can also make your work more fun, or at least not so boring. He suggests changing negative thoughts, not complaining and getting into the habit of gratitude. The book will especially help people with scattered attention, who have a culture of doing everything and are often always tired.

Author: Marcela Navarro Hernández , Mexico
Update on: Apr 2024