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, resources, or assistance will you have to acquire? How much attention and energy gets diverted from something else, and is that something else more important?
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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? How much time will that work really take?
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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 can give so you can maintain the spirit of the affirmative.
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.
All too often, we see this state as something that's happening to us. More priorities at work, do more ...
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.
Asking "What's the point?" brings you back to what the completion of that work serve...
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 kind of thing you said you wouldn't.
Even worse than taking on work that might not fit with your...
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