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This is a Community Contribution from Jon, a GTD enthusiast who hails from the midwestern U.S.
From long To Do lists to overcommitted schedules, we tend to take on too much. When is the last time you said no to someone when they asked you for something? It can be hard to do.
Most of us want to help others when they need it. There are times, however, when we need to say no. I know I don’t like to say no. I like to help people. It feels good when someone wants you to do something for them.
Here are three questions to ask yourself when faced with saying yes or no:
1. Do you have the capacity to say yes? If you have the capacity, great, go for it. Say yes. Make sure you can commit 100% though. Committing and not delivering is much worse than not committing at all. You’ll know if you have capacity because with GTD, you already have an inventory of your projects and actions, the things you’re already commited to. [Read more →]