Motivational Power Quote
Knowing When To Say No
"Success depends on getting good at saying
no without feeling guilty.
You cannot get ahead with your own goals if
your always saying yes to someone else's projects.
You can only get ahead with your desired lifestyle
if you are focused on the things that will produce that lifestyle."
Jack Canfield, author and success coach
As I see it. . . . . . . .
Knowing when to say no
There are many demands on our time and we are continuously being pulled in many directions. Some of the things that we're being asked to do will help us in our career while other things are just the right thing to do. While other things that we're asked to do will become distracters on our success journey.
We have to know what to say yes to and when we have to say no.
When we are asked to accept a task we have to ask our self the following questions. Is it the best use of my time to undertake the task now? What is the positive impact on my life, my career and will it bring me closer to my goals? If the answer to the questions is yes then taking action will have positive an impact on achieving our goals?
If the answer is yes it becomes a proactive activity that will assist us to continue to move closer to success, fulfilling our goals and dreams then we should strongly consider to doing the activity.
If the answer to the question is a no because we can see our self being distracted and we can see ourselves being moved further away from our goals as a result of the activity then answer to the activity is no.
Knowing when to say no is by itself an activity. It becomes an activity of controlling your life's direction through your decisions and maximizing your activities to have a positive impact on your life and career and in achieving your goals.
©2010 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author