When you get into a classroom, or wake up, or get into the office, you are bombarded most often with too many things. All demanding attention. You will want to check your email, or maybe look at the chats in your whatsapp, or maybe develop an algorithm or play some game, or make some calls and so on. At the end of the day, you are so tired, so wearied and wasted. However when you try to analyze what you have done, you barely cant substantiate what you have done.
How can you be a super achiever in this case?
There are so many people in this planet yet just a few are successful. Why? Its not what we do that most often makes us successful. Its what we don’t do! Quite ironical right…Actually what we are doing is what the successful people do. The difference is they don’t do all the other crap.
YES is easy!
Someone asks you like do you have a minute? or maybe like can we go out tonight? or will you come join us for lunch? even though its a distant place… or can you go to some wedding.. Its easy to say yes to all these questions. ‘Yes’ is usually agreeable and has not much arguments. Its key to note that ‘No’ is a key skill to master. The ability to say ‘NO’.
Warren says,” For every 100 great opportunities that are brought to me, I say NO 99 times.” The difference between successful people and most successful people is that most successful people say NO almost in everything. So they have time to do all the stuff that have to be done. Steve Jobs, master of innovation, says ” Deciding what not to do is as Important as deciding what to do”. He goes on and says ” People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that is not what it means at all. It means saying no to the other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. [Success] is saying NO to 1,000 things.”
The big question is, what crap do you think its best to stop doing so you can focus on the good? The ability to say no to shiny, tempting things that make you feel valued, significant, needed…There is nothing so useless as doing that which we ought not to do so efficiently.