Maybe you said yes when you should have said “no”.
You said yes to a meeting that you knew was going to be a waste of time. It was unproductive and stopped you getting “your work” done.
You didn’t say no to that urge to opening up your emails and responding every few minutes. Then you got to the end of the day and the non-urgent but high priority goals were not achieved.
You ended up saying yes to a project from a customer that had an unrealistic deadline that you knew was wrong. Then they turned on you and blamed you for not achieving their goals.
Learning to say no is a skill that we need to nurture.
Life is a constant tension between conflicting priorities. Making the right decisions. Weeding out the non essentials from the priority tasks that will make a difference to our lives.
We need to be better at saying yes to dedicating our valuable time to doing the work that matters. Declining other people’s demands.
It is often the difference between success and failure.
That is just one of the success habits that we need to nuture. Here are 3 books that will transform your thinking on success habits.
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Less is more.
That is what this book by Greg McKeon is all about. Busyness and saying yes too often to other people and tasks that are not important are always threatening to turn our lives into manic activity.
Stopping us from being effective and productive. Threaten our well-being.
According to the introduction on Amazon:
“The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is a systematic discipline for…