I thought it was just me, but over the years I have discovered it’s a natural tendency for the majority of humans.
I vividly remember a colleague telling me that was the best management idea I had shared with him. That was almost 20 years ago, and I am still practicing. Warren Buffet helped me take this concept to the next level, he is purported to say, “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
As I write this, I realize the key to implementing Mr. Buffet’s advice is to always have no be the first response–in my head, not out loud. Then convince myself why something is worth doing, rather than the other way around.
What about you? What are your techniques for keeping a manageable list of projects and actions? Please share by commenting below.