One of the best things that you can do when it comes to being productive is simply to say no. We say yes to so many things because we want to do them and we don’t want to let other people down. However, in order for us to be productive we need to learn to say no to other people’s requests when we are busy. We also can collaborate with them if we’re up to it but ultimately we need to prioritize properly.
- It should not go without stating that saying “yes” is an important part of collaboration and the give-and-take of working as a team. One must be judicious with a “no”.
- It is important to understand the time-value of saying “yes” versus saying “no”. Saying “yes” means there must be something you will have to say “no” to in the future.
- Throughout different stages in your career you must constantly adjust your limit to saying “no” as your time becomes more and less valuable and the potential for opportunity changes.
“We agree to many requests not because we want to do them, but because we don’t want to be seen as rude, arrogant, or unhelpful.”
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