Busy people have a difficult time saying NO. They default to YES and defend their NO.
Here’s what I mean: whenever you ask a busy person to take on an extra commitment and add something to their plate, their default response will be yes.
If for some reason, they cannot do it, they will say no, but they won’t just say no and move on. They will give reasons why they can’t do it. They defend their no. Defending no opens the door for the person who’s asking to challenge their reasons or to solve the problems that their reasons impose.
If you’re going to become more productive, you must change this bad habit. Instead, default to NO, and defend your YES.
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