Saying No This Summer

Matt Foster in the Rockies, Summer Time is the Time to Say No to Good Things, so You Can Say Yes to Great Things

The slower pace of summer break allows a better chance to examine baggage.

You know, that stuff that you grabbed along the way because you needed it or just wanted it – the programs, the habits, the time grabbers.

But now it’s time. Time to say no to all the good, so you can say yes to the great. Good things are easy to yes to because they’re good. That’s the same reason they’re hard to say no to.

There’s a little known secret to saying no. It’s this: the more you say no, the easier it becomes. Saying no is the only way to open the space to improvement.

Whether it’s fear of criticism, fear of being different, or just the unknown – the first no is always the hardest. After that, it gets easier. And better.

It’s time to say no to good things, so you can say yes to great things.


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