Before You Say 'Yes' and Overcommit Again, Ask Yourself 5 Questions - Deepstash
No one loves saying "no"

Being inundated and exhausted became like a badge of honor at work**, a way to compare to others to convince ourselves that we're doing all we can with the time we have.

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Before You Say 'Yes' and Overcommit Again, Ask Yourself 5 Questions

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Quite often, we'll kid ourselves about the real scope of something we agree to. It's critical to get clear on the real scope of what you're about to take on. How much work will it really take? ...

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There will be a cost to everything additional you say "yes" to. It might be inconsequential, or not. Just be informed.

What has to give to say "yes" to the new thing? What new skills, r...

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What's your purpose and mission? While not every single thing you take on must flow into your mission, the vast majority of your work portfolio should all complement or support that cause.

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Be cognizant of what work simply must not end up on your plate and why. Remembering the why is the key here --recall the emotions, pain, and price associated with taking on the kin...

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We often say "yes" just because it's so much easier than saying "no." It's human nature.

So capitalize on that tendency by asking yourself if there's a different "yes" you ...

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