Thoughts on Saying “No”

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September 24th, 2013 By Jack Morton


Saying “no” has more creative power than ideas, insights and talent combined. No guards time, the thread from which we weave our creations.”

Came across a great read,  Creative People Say No, on Medium (if you don’t know about Medium catch up).

As part of a small team that serves a large global organization saying “no” is something we struggle with. But I think there are a few valuable reasons why we should:

  1. It forces us to prioritize the tasks that ladder up to big picture business objectives.
  2. Fewer distractions increase productivity.
  3. We can focus on the quality of our work as opposed to the quantity.

How do you feel about saying “no”?