I find myself getting involved in a lot of different commitments. I like to stay busy. It’s part of my personality.
But lately I’ve been going through the things that I’m involved in and fine tuning where I spend my time.
As I’ve said before, I want to spend time to:
- help a lot of people / myself
- have a lot of fun
- make a lot of money
To note here — regardless of what I do — I want to do a lot of it.
I think you learn the most, have the most fun, and help the most people when you have the biggest goals (eh, maybe not — this is an interesting question).
Anyways, how do you decide what to get involved in.
Well, in a perfect world, I’d only do things that I was super excited about doing. Whether that be helping people, making money — whatever it is. Important to note that in this perfect world I’d have perfect foresight to understand what I should be excited about 🙂
Anyways — it would be great.
I’d say “hell yeah” to things I wanted to and the converse to things I didn’t.
If you’re not saying “HELL YEAH!” about something, say “no.”
When deciding whether to do something, if you feel anything less than “Wow! That would be amazing! Absolutely! Hell yeah!” — then say “no.”
When you say no to most things, you leave room in your life to really throw yourself completely into that rare thing that makes you say “HELL YEAH!”
Every event you get invited to. Every request to start a new project. If you’re not saying “HELL YEAH!” about it, say “no.”
No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” | Derek Sivers
Derek Sivers: Use this rule if you’re often over-committed or too scattered.sivers.org
The point of this is that maybe’s really do not help anyone. Say what you think, just be nice about it 🙂
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