Here are a few thoughts from the first few chapters that have been meaningful to me:
Doing less meaningful work, so that you can focus on things of greater personal importance, is NOT laziness. This is hard for most to accept, because our culture tends to reward personal sacrifice instead of personal productivity. Few people choose to (or are able to) measure the results of their actions and thus measure their contribution in time. More time equals more self-worth and more reinforcement from those above and around them (32-33).
- Doing something unimportant well does not make it important.
- Requiring a lot of time does not make a task important.