The story will be told for decades to come. The special night, the ring, the proposal…and she said yes!
The yes is important, but it’s what she said no to that matters the most. By saying yes, she, in effect, said no to billions of other people!
In the single best book on coaching I’ve read (The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever), Michael Bungay Stanier offers the question, “If you say yes to this, what must you say no to?”, as a reminder on the importance of a tough decision.
When you say yes this week, whether it’s to a work project, a commitment to a friend or colleague, or even to sign-up for that course you’ve been putting off, make sure you’re crystal clear on what you’re saying no to as well.