Tell Me What You Say Yes to, and I'll Tell You Who You Are
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Saying yes isn’t free. Every choice has embedded an opportunity cost.
When you say yes to anything, you say no to almost everything else.
Your actions provide a signal to you of the type of person you are.
Your actions demonstrate what you really believe: If you wake up early and go running, you’ll think to yourself, I’m the kind of person that wakes up early and goes running.
Most people say yes to minor things. Hence, most people live minor, not major lives.
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