Successful people have limits to their interest, time, and energy and so you do. But you continuously find it hard to say “no” to things that do not go in line with your priorities of life and goals as well.
However, there are many reasons to why you believe saying “yes” makes you feel better; perhaps leaving you a good feeling or the fear of disappointing someone.
As a result, you lose out on yourself and inculcate extreme stresses and tensions into your life; where the one thing you can do to eradicate is to say “no.” By that, you will come to live life on your terms founded on your purpose and not by the plans of people surrounding you.
Here are top seven things successful people say no to regularly. Maybe you should too?
1. They Say “No” To Requests That Do Not Go with Their Priorities
Before successful people commit to any tasks, whether it is for work or other areas of life, they ask themselves if it goes in line with their purpose and priority. Undoubtedly, individuals will influence your decision with possible opportunities you might get along the way. However, it may seem reasonable; it does not essentially offer the best contribution to your vision in life.
2. They Say “No” To Hypes
Today’s world has turned out to be so competitive that it is a regular competition to gain awareness. Media, companies, businesses, and individuals analogously are reaching out to others, at times through frenzy ways. Learn to distinguish facts from disruptions and concentrate on things that serve to add value
3. They Say “No” To Impetuous Actions
As you know, it is hard to stop thoughts and ideas from sparking within, but it does not necessarily mean you need to take action upon it as it comes. To quickly get things done, discipline is required. The same goes to controlling yourself from being recklessly subjected to external factors throughout your life, driving you far away from what you are thought to be achieving.
4. They Say “No” To Arbitrary Choices
The thing about successful people in today’s world is that they usually would not allow insignificant decisions to occupy most of their effort. One obvious observation is founded on the late Steve Jobs as well as Mark Zuckerberg. These people do not stress over what they put on every day, and that little choice frees up their mental capacity, enabling them to make other more substantial decisions. It gets pretty evident when you begin to look into the things in your life on which you can start automating.
5. They Say “No” To Tasks That Limit Your Time
Everyone is given the same amount of limited time daily and time becomes an irreplaceable resource. Prioritize your time to accommodate matters in life that are worthwhile to you; regardless for family, business, pleasure, relationships or career. Get away from activities that do not contribute advantageously to your time.
6. They Say “No” To Negative People
Successful people become the people they surround themselves with, so to thrive and become the most significant possible person you can, always ensure to be around individuals who bring out the best quality in you; people who live life flourishing with optimism and enthusiasm.
To put it briefly, saying “no” is not an act of relinquishing. It is certain that some people would be troubled when faced with denunciation. However, how others think or feel about so should not be your ultimate cause of the decision. Do yourself a big favor and make yourself a priority. It is not egocentric. It is necessary.
Alessandro Rocco Pietrocola is an entrepreneur and investor based in London and operating mainly in Europe, Asia and Oceania with main focus on UK, Baltic Countries, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Middle East and New Zealand as area of interest! At the moment is the Ceo of Astorts Group. He is an UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) Approved Person and is has great experience as director of regulated companies. He uses to dedicate part of his life to inspire others and help them achieve the most out of their life. Since he was 20, he had successfully founded and managed several companies operating in the field of management consulting, wealth management and fintech. He loves travelling, he is a cigars lover, an amateur golfer and a dapper man.