Just say NO!

This is something I struggle with given my personality I don’t like to let people down so I always end up doing to much. I have found the more knowledge and giftedness you have in any area of life will always lead to people wanting more and more of your time and energy. I have to be better at knowing my limits and knowing my priories.

Here is a steller blog post from Michael Hyatt the CEO of Thomas Nelson who I am sure has to say no like it’s his job. I always appreciate Michael’s blog posts his leadership stuff is great and I to am an Evernote fanboy. Here are a couple of points he had from his blog post make sure click on over to his site and read the whole thing.

I have now resolved to say “no” to everything unless there is a really, really compelling reason to say “yes.” In other words, I have switched my default response from “yes” to “no.”

Sure enough, I have getting plenty of opportunities to practice!

As I was thinking about this today, I was reminded again of why it is so important—not only for me, but probably for you as well. I wrote down five reasons.

If we don’t get better at saying “no,”

  1. Other peoples’ priorities will take precedence over ours.
  2. Mere acquaintances—people we barely know!—will crowd out time with family and close friends.
  3. We will not have the time we need for rest and recovery.

 

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4 thoughts on “Just say NO!

  1. Sam – great post and important reminder! We all want to be "team players" and help build the Kingdom – but, we are first and foremost called to lead our families and to keep our own bodies/minds healthy! If we say "yes" to everything, we essentially say "NO" to accomplishing the primary objectives God has given us with excellence! Thanks for the post!

  2. Sam – great post and important reminder! We all want to be "team players" and help build the Kingdom – but, we are first and foremost called to lead our families and to keep our own bodies/minds healthy! If we say "yes" to everything, we essentially say "NO" to accomplishing the primary objectives God has given us with excellence! Thanks for the post!