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