Seth Godin made a good point in his blog today. In order for us to do our best work, we have to learn to say no. I find this hard to do some times. I don't like to disappoint people, so I don't say no. I don't like confrontation, so I don't say no. I think if I say no, I will not get the sale, the commission, the income, or people will be mad. When I don't say no though, I over commit myself and then I can't deliver on what I promised. In the end, not saying no makes things worse for me. I want to do my best work. So I will look at saying no more often and commit to doing my best work.
What do you think?
For more: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2014/05/no-is-essential.html