4 Things Really Successful People Say ‘No’ To - Deepstash
They say ‘no’ to feeling sorry for themselves.
  • Failure is an essential step in anything worth working for.
  • However, it’s tempting to think that each of your failures means there’s something wrong with you.
  • No, there could have been a million other reasons why you didn’t succeed that time.
  • Successful people view each failure as a stepping stone towards finding the thing that actually works.

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They say ‘no’ to useless networking.
  • They are not the people who boast big names on their contacts list and present the achievements of their ‘network’ as partly their own. These are usually the people who prioritize handing out business cards over making actual human connections.
  • Successful people prioritize the quality of their relationships over the quantity.
  • For example, Bob Iger, Disney’s legendary CEO, often recalls how Steve Jobs would show him Apple products pre-launch or called him up on Saturday mornings just to chat.

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They say ‘no’ to most opportunities — business or otherwise.
  • As soon as you start seeing some success in your life, opportunities start coming at you left and right.
  • Your friends are offering you business partnerships. Old friends start inviting you to come over for the weekend or participate in a charity event.
  • Before you know it, you spread yourself so thin you don’t even know who you are anymore.
  • Successful people are masters at saying ‘no.’ According to Warren Buffet, who makes ridiculously few investments,

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They say ‘no’ to people who drain their energy.
  • All people have 24 hours in a day, and all people have roughly the same amounts of energy
  • There’s a reason why people like Elon Musk are able to maintain 100-hour work weeks for years on: they limit their social circle to people who energize them.
  • Successful people are masters at prioritizing and ruthlessly eliminating activities and people that do not coincide with their goals.

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