Do you want to get more important things done? Maybe it's time to say "no" to a lot of things. Maybe it's time to say "no" to things you simply are not passionate about, to self-imposed responsibilities, and even to negative people and friends. Don't spread yourself too thin. Say "no" to a lot of small things so you have more time to pursue your bigger "yes."
“Quite candidly, I’m really ruthless in terms of doing only those things which are absolutely essential. I’m saying no to a lot, both in work and life. I see a lot of working moms who think they have to be 110% at work, and then volunteer to run the school auction. We’ve become so awful at saying no. I try hard to become incredibly selective about those things I engage with, so I can be really present for the stuff that I’m doing, and be really engaged with my kids in a meaningful way. People are trying to accomplish too much, and they’re killing themselves in the process.”
Article: The Many, Many, Many Things You Should Say "No" to at Work by David Zax | The Fast Company
Image: AK Rockefeller | Flickr
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