As your success increases, so must your ability to say NO.

As you get better at your job you will be offered more opportunities.
Which means the better you get, the busier you get.

You must learn to get better at taking on less.
You must learn to do only the tasks that match the level of your abilities.
You must improve your focus to match the level of your abilities.

Otherwise you will spend your valuable time doing less valuable work.
Otherwise the trailing result will be overwhelm and the only reward for your success will be stress.

It’s easy to turn down busiwork and bad ideas.
It’s hard to turn down good opportunities
Try saying “good idea…but not now.
Store the ideas for later

 You must improve your focus to match the level of your abilities.

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Nicholas Robb

Founder, Design Hero
Author of Life by Design

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