Many dreams never come to fruition because we use the excuse we are busy. Lots of parents are overweight because we claim we are too busy to work out. Often we ignore those most important to us because there is no time.
Getting caught in the busy excuse is an endless cycle, until you learn the best kept productivity hack – just say no.
Most of us are people pleasers and we don’t want to let anyone down (even people we don’t like). We are almost programmed to say yes even if we have prior commitments.
If you really want to accomplish what YOU want in life, the best thing you can do is learn to say no. Maybe it is saying no to the extra piece of chocolate cake. Maybe it’s saying no to the Late Night Show, so you can wake up and exercise. Maybe it is even saying no to a promotion so you can work on your real passion.
Instead of continuously saying you are busy, figure out what you can say no to so you can accomplish more. The quicker you learn to say no, the quicker you will get what you want out of life.