The Key to Success

19 Jul

What’s the key to your professional success? Just say No.

Don’t get us wrong, saying Yes can be great. In fact, in Tina Fey’s book Bossypants (which is hilarious, by the way), she says…

To me YES, AND means don’t be afraid to contribute. Always make sure you’re adding something to the discussion. Your initiations are worthwhile.

While we do agree with Ms. Fey’s enthusiasm for Yes, sometimes, you also have to be brave and say No. No isn’t always a terrible thing and can actually be a lifesaver. And, if you’re a competitive and ambitious leader (whether that makes you boss, owner, manager, or whatever), it’s even tougher to say no. Here’s what FastCoCreate had to say about the link between No and Success. It’s all about balance.

What do you think?

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