Say No

No is a decision.

Yes is a responsibility.

“The ultimate productivity hack is saying no.”

James Clear,

Every time we say yes to a request, we are also saying no to anything else we might accomplish with the time.

Tim Harford

“Remember that there is no code faster than no code.” 

Kevlin Henney

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”

Steve Jobs

“I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.”

Steve Jobs

“Saying no is so powerful because it preserves the opportunity to say yes.”

Brent Beshore

When deciding whether to do something, if you feel anything less than “Wow! That would be amazing! Absolutely! Hell yeah!” — then say “no.”

Derek Sivers