“Saying no saves you time in the future. Saying yes costs you time in the future. No is a form of time credit. You retain the ability to spend your future time however you want. Yes is a form of time debt. You have to pay back your commitment at some point. No is a decision. Yes is a responsibility.”
Just say no.
James Clear suggests saying no is the ultimate productivity hack and proves it with a break down of why we say yes, the role of no, and how to say and upgrade your no.
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