‘Success is About Saying NO’

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07th December, 2022

Life offers limitless paths and possibilities.

How do you spot the few invitations, suggestions, and ideas that are actually worth devoting your precious time to?

I remember, There used to be a tailor I had been dealing with for years. He always made my alterations with a smile and with speed. Then something happened. A hip clothing store opened up next door. Before he knew it, he was busier than he could handle. And the customer care he used to deliver to me fell apart. The main reason? He kept saying yes to everyone.

When I politely suggested that he not take on every new request, he was shocked. “I couldn’t do that Sir.” And so he stretched himself to the limits. And his long-standing and loyal customers started experiencing mediocre service – at best.

His business did not last too long. In a world with so much choice, his customers moved on to other tailors who were fast and efficient, who undersood that most businesses fail, not because there wasn’t enough opportunity. Most businesses fail because there were too many good opportunities. And they didn’t have the discipline to say no.

Taking on too much on your plate, too many customers or requests that you can’t handle or service, adding on too many products are sure signs and recipe for disaster.

Always deliver more than you promise and never promise what you can’t deliver.

Remember that the two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success.

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Often we think the key to success is all the amazing things you do.

But many successful people will tell you that’s backwards.

The real magic is in what you say no to.

Always saying yes can at most times leave you exhausted, stressed, and time-poor, wondering why you’ve been busy but not productive.

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has a theory on this subject worth exploring: “The difference between successful people and really successful people,” he says, “is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”

Learn the Art of saying No,

Learn the art of saying Yes to what truly matters,

Succeed & stay blessed forever.