The most dangerous word in one's productivity vocabulary is 'yes'

I will need to expand on this idea once I have digested essentialism

Cal Newport also raises this point, in Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted WorldBook - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World


author: Cal Newport
title: Deep Work: rules for focused success in a distracted world

as saying yes to more commitments means less time and opportunity to do Deep WorkDeep Work
Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit.

The entirety of [[Book - Deep Work.. 3 Rules for Foc...
. He proposes to be vague in your explanation of why this is not possible right now in a professional setting (Sounds interesting, but I can't make it due to scheduling conflicts)

On the other hand, Matt D'avella looks at the private context in Video - The Art of Saying NoVideo - The Art of Saying No


author: Matt D'Avella
title: The Art of Saying No
year: [[2019]]
url: Weblink

Saying no to opportunities will be much easier when you are just ho...
, where honesty and openness can be a better way to "say no"