Delaying a 'no' is nearly always bad

This zettel needs work, maybe empirical backing?

In order to achieve success in our careers and happiness in our lives, we need to say 'no' to a lot of things, as argued in Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of lessBook - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less

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author: Greg McKeown
title: Essentialism: the disciplined pursuit of less
year: [[2014]]



and similar books. As this is difficult, we often say 'yes' initially in the hopes that we can exit the commitment at a later point in time. Saying no trades popularity for respectSaying no trades popularity for respect
[[Book - Essentialism.. the disciplined pursuit of less]] argues that saying 'yes' to requests is based on social pressure: We say yes to most requests because we are eager to please and make a dif...
, but the hit to the popularity is a lot bigger when we initially say 'yes' only to dip out later.

If we think about dating and personal relationships, this is an experience that we all have made time and time again.