Posted: 19 Oct 2010 10:00 AM PDT
When it comes to comparing superachievers and everyone else, it has less to do with what they do and more to do with what they don't do.
Saying "yes" is easy; saying "no" is much harder, but it is the master skill of success.
In a world where we are constantly being tugged on from a thousand different directions, your ability to be productive and ultimately achieve your big hairy audacious goals has more to do with all the things you DON'T do versus the things you do.
Put it this way: For everything you say "yes" to you are saying "no" to something else… and you only have so much time. For most people, the ability to do MORE is impossible; you are already overwhelmed and working yourself to exhaustion 24/7.
Doing MORE is not the answer. Doing less is. Saying "no" to more things so you can say "yes" to the right things is the key to taking you more efficiently and expeditiously toward your goals.
And that is the other part of the equation for superachiever high-performance. What they decide to do, say "yes" to, they do with unrelenting laser-like focus, tolerating no distractions of anything that would get in the way of their persisting on their goals.
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