The article below touts advice, reportedly from billionaire Warren Buffett, that we all say "yes" too often, when we should be saying "no."
The result of doing this is that our time and energy get dissipated doing too many things, because we say "yes" too much, things most of which aren't really all that important. The author claims this especially applies to business success ("… really successful people say “no” to almost everything") but in theory it would apply to anything.
The author describes guidelines for when saying "no" to a request or situation is both appropriate and good strategy for us.
Point of article: saying "no" to the unimportant stuff then concentrates our time on doing what really is
The article is a bit of pop psychology perhaps, and starts out almost sounding like an infomercial, but I thought what it covers might be useful for discussion here. This is because most all of us have come to have so many
decisions forced upon us, thanks in large part to the presence of the beast in our lives, that any advice on when and how it is appropriate to say "no" to a number of those decisions might be handy./www.thriveglobal.com/stories/24756-this-1-habit-separates-successful-people-from-everyone-else-according-to-warren-buffett
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