Lie #2: Successful people are “Yes” people

Lie 2 - Successful people are “Yes” people

Billionaire Warren Buffet said it best: "The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say 'no' to almost everything."

Think about it for a moment: why would a sign of success be the equivalent of saying “yes” or being in total agreement with EVERYTHING someone says or does? If someone needs you to be a “yes” person in order to promote you, then what they actually desired is a robot or trained dummy, neither of which represents a successful person.

More than just a sheer act of saying “No”, successful people are intentional and calculated. They say no because they realize that some things are not a perfect fit to their mission. Strategic planning requires vision, guiding principles, destination points, areas of focus, etc. In laymen’s terms, time wasters, unnecessary distractions and non-essentials must be eliminated.

What low priority items and distractions are you allowing to hold center place in your life and delay your dream fulfillment? You must be willing to let some things go so you can embrace the new.

Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru
Publisher|Best Selling Author|Transformational Speaker
CEO, Alesha Brown LLC     

"It's never too late to edit your life and I can help!"

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