Simple Wisdom Tip #64: Every Yes is a No to Something Else

I am a student of time management and productivity, and I continue to read books and look for additional ideas.  I found a new thought (for me) in Kevin Kruse’s excellent book, 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management.  He points out that it is easy to accept a lunch date or an assignment when you look at your calendar several weeks from now and see a pretty free week.  That week looks great now but then that week comes and guess what?  It’s filled with meetings, deadlines, family obligations, whatever.  The false premise we act on is that we think we’ll be less busy in the future than we are now.  Anyone really believe that?  Of course not.  The secret is to be as rigorous about our schedule in the future as we are (or ought to be) today. 

Remember that every time you say yes to one thing, you’re saying no to something else, perhaps something more important.  Want to talk about this?  Let us know.

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