It may sound strange, but it works perfectly, I love the work ‘NO’ and it has helped me for about 3 years now. Let me explain you about it shortly. First let me tell you this: Read the whole article before start saying NO to everything and everybody.
Do you remember when your mother used to say NO for you when you wanted to touch the fire? Or when you wanted to ride your bike inside your house and she said NO again?Of course those were perfect moments to say the word NO. And I am pretty sure there are other situations that the word NO fits perfectly.
When we talk about success in life, working hard on our personal goals or achieving any goals you we have in life, we have to say ‘NO’ to many things and we have to know when and to what we have to use it.
Situations I use the word no:
- Every time you are working on your personal project or goal don’t let anybody bother you. Go to a quiet place or to a cafe where nobody can find you. Turn off your cell phone and block all your favorite websites that make you lose focus. (all the browser have an extension to block sites).
-Write down all the tasks you have to finish during the current day and don’t let any gap between them, if you need a break, write down what time you will take it and for how long it will be, so you won’t lose focus. Every time you think about do something that is no in your list and isn’t the right time to do it, look up your list and see if you are doing the right task, if no, forget about anything and go back to your task till you finish it. Those things are driving you toward your goals, never forget it!!
- Weekends are the worst time ever. Everybody wants to go have some fun. For you, it is the perfect time to work on your projects, specially if you work full time during the week. I know that the worse part is to say ‘NO’ to your friends and family, always there are parties, barbecues, movies, trips and much more fun things to do. Again, you have to understand that you won’t do that forever, it is just while you make your dream come true.
- No, no,no. No when you want to procrastinate, no when somebody call you to go out and you have to work on your project, no when you want to give up and a big NO when somebody say tha you have to give up because you are just wasting you time for nothing!
However, don’t stop living. What I am saying isn’t for you to become a slave of your dream. What I am saying is for you to say NO while you are working on your projects. Give attention to your family in the right time, go out with your friends in the right time or you will get stressed and them you can lose focus and motivation to go forward.
Run toward your goals!!! Be happy!