We’ve all been there. You’re asked to do something, and you really don’t want to do it. But you don’t want to seem rude, so you say yes. And then you regret it because you’re now trying to do too many things at once and nothing is getting done well.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with being polite and accommodating. But if you want to be productive, you need to learn to say no. Why? Because saying yes to everything means you’re spreading yourself too thin. You’re trying to do too many things at once, and as a result, nothing is getting done well.
When you focus your attention on one thing, you can give it your all and produce better results. So next time someone asks you to do something, take a deep breath and say no. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. Your productivity will thank you for it.