Recently, I almost failed to dedicate my time and effort to blogging because of distractions. My main source of distraction was my friends who constantly invited me to parties. These distractions wasted my time. The good thing is that they made me realize the importance of LEARNING TO SAY NO.
I have read many articles and watched many personal development videos that advise on the POWER OF LEARNING TO SAY NO. But I never saw the importance of this ability until I realized that I could have eliminated distractions if I LEARNED TO SAY NO.
It’s hard for us to SAY NO when our friends or family members invite us to events or activities which have no importance to our well-being or success. Deep down, we know these activities are a waste of time but we accept the invitations because we fear disappointing our loved ones.
The journey to success is a tough one, and you only succeed if you commit to your goals. Therefore, it will be impossible for you to make it if you always accept invitations. While you are wasting time with friends partying, or just hanging out, the future millionaires are working hard towards success. Moreover, the more time you waste, the more you delay your success, and you will never recover the time you wasted.
You can avoid distractions by learning to say NO to activities that don’t result in progress. It’s difficult to say NO, but you must learn this art if you want to make quick progress.
Remember, time is your friend when you use it wisely, and your enemy when you waste it. We only have one life. Never let people without goals or a mission waste your time. LEARN TO SAY NO to them, and they will eventually leave you alone because they will realize that you have bigger priorities.
Realize that some people might get mad that you don’t have time for them. But remember, it’s your life, not theirs. If they want to waste their life, let them waste it. They will eventually understand why you ignored them when they SEE YOU AT THE TOP.
The word NO must be your best friend. Use it on people who want you to take part in activities that drift you away from your dreams/goals.
‘’The more I grow, the more I realize that people who get to the next level are the ones who say ‘NO’ more than say ‘YES.’ – Raghav Haran
‘It’s only by saying ‘NO’ that you can concentrate on things that are really important.’ – Steve Jobs
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