We often feel overwhelmed with tons of commitments, many tasks in progress and realm of unfinished projects.
We’re smart. We’re knowledgeable. We are intelligent … still, why this?
A small habit is a culprit.
I guess you might have guessed it! The habit of always saying “Yes” to almost all the requests that come our way is the one.
It is uncool, limiting, powerless and just bad.
Better habit, as it turns out, is the habit of saying “No.”
It is even better if “Saying No” is your default habit.
This will pay you dividends.
This will pay you dividends for a simple reason – when you say “No” to everything that comes to your way, you will have more time to devote on a few “Yeses” you’d choose to commit to.
Here’s to Your Remarkable Life: Habit of “Saying No” will allow you to focus on a few, most important things that you’ll carefully choose to devote your energy into.
Take Apple for example. Their products are few. Their efforts are focused. Their fan following is loyal. Their value is unmatchable. It is like a cult and owning an Apple Product is a status symbol for most.
Their users are their loyal marketers (writer of this article included :)) … Not because they are great but because they make us feel great.
How did they build such a perception in its users mind?
Consider this quote from Jobs:
“And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” ~ Steve Jobs
By saying no to 1000 things!
Mac; iPod; iPhone; iPad … only a select few.
The foundation of a select few yeses, when built on a habit of Saying No, makes your work remarkable.
What we can learn from it?
When you do remarkable work, you are respected as a remarkable being.
Remarkable beings make a remarkable life.
Remarkable life is what all of us want to want, don’t we?
“Saying No” as your default habit is the first step. What’s your take?