If you want to develop yourself to be the best at something, then you’re gonna have to learn to focus by saying “no” to a lot of things.
If it’s going to distract you from doing work that truly matters, say “no” to it.
If it doesn’t move you forward, say “no” to it.
If it doesn’t make you better, say “no” to it.
In the present, everything tends to have an inflated sense of importance so we think that saying “yes” to something now won’t really make a difference in the long run.
However, it’s the things that we choose to say “no” to that actually builds our future
Steve Jobs believed that he could actually measure someone’s ability to focus by asking the question,
“How many times did you say ‘no’ today?”
Saying “yes” is very important because saying “yes” is what gets us going, but saying “no” is what keeps us going.