Most people put more of an effort into making excuses than following through with their previous commitments.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the phrase: “let your yes be yes and your no be no”, but did you know that learning how to actually adopt this mindset is key to improving upon yourself?
Here’s how denying plans and learning how to say “NO” from the get-go can boost your overall productivity.
There are only so many hours in a day and it’s virtually impossible to accept every single invitation you receive.
The thing is, the majority of folks out there don’t have the heart to say “no” when it comes to turning down other people.
They say “yes” for the time being or even worse, reply with a “maybe”, just so they don’t have to deal with it at the moment.
Either way, both options involve brainstorming excuses to get themselves out of these plans when the time comes.
But doing so only slows you down in the long-run and gives you the reputation of a “flaky” kind of person.
Nobody wants to be known as that guy or gal who always bails at the last minute and I promise you that saying “no” the second time around won’t be any easier than the first. In fact, It’ll probably be much worse…
Don’t just say “no” for the sake of other people. Do it for yourself!
There’s obviously some things you’re obligated to attend, but for the most part, almost all of the invitations that come your way you can skip out on.
I think we can both agree that you would be better off spending your time elsewhere as many of these requests serve as interruptions to begin with.
Learn to say “no”.
Don’t just take my word for it though… According to Warren Buffet: “the difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything”.
In reality, all the worst enemies of productivity have something in common with not being able to say “no” when needed.
If you’re looking to unlock your true potential and become more productive, then your answer to the invites you receive should be “no” 95% of the time.
I’m not here to convince you to turn down every request that comes your way, but to encourage you to weigh out if it’s really going to be worth your while.
You’re in control of your commitments. Don’t let them hold you back from interfering with your productivity and achieving your goals.
Keeping that same train of thought, denying plans for the sake of your own productivity is only a part of what it takes to truly develop yourself into the person you want to be.
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