Knowing how to say NO and back it up is likely a more important key to success than knowing how to say yes.
The more success you experience, the more requests you will receive. What this means is if you get good at something and truly have a heart to serve others, your plate will become full rather quickly. When this happens, if you say yes to everything you will start to crowd out what’s most important to you.
Additionally, while there are a lot of good things you can say yes to, don’t forget that the enemy of the best is usually not the bad but the good. This means focusing on what matters most often requires you to say no to good things.
Are you beginning to see why knowing how to say no and back it up is so important to your success? With this in mind, here are a few ideas that should help you develop the skill of how to say no to those things that might be good, but are not best.