One of my favorite posts from Derek Sivers teaches a simple lesson – “If it isn’t a HELL YEAH, it is a no.”
Derek wrote it in context of events and new projects. The more we say no to things that don’t matter, the more space we get for things that do.
It is one of those lessons that applies well beyond new projects and events however. It works fantastically well for smaller everyday decisions.
If it isn’t a hell yeah, just say no.
And don’t say yes when you want to say no.