There are many opportunities around you, but how many are worthy of your attention. And even if a few are indeed worthy of your attention, do they take you closer to your ultimate goal? To stay on track in 2013, you have to be focused. This is a great reminder to myself as well.
A friend told me about a global organization that does good work, and someone is taking the initiative to establish a chapter in Toronto. I decided that I would get involved. There have been two meetings so far, but I realized that I am in over my head. With all the commitments that I already have, there is no way that I can contribute in a meaningful way. I had to withdraw from the initiative. Even though it’s a worthy cause, being involved will take me away from achieving my goals in 2013.
These days, I’m learning to say “No.” In the past, I would have worked on the initiative as well as my goals, and compromise my health in the process. Are you good at saying “No?” Or do you try to say “Yes,” to the opportunities that present themselves?
If I’m going to honour the commitments that I make to you, and to myself, I have to learn to say “No” and stay on track for 2013. Please share your thoughts in the comments box below.
Did you know….
The First Meeting of United Nations General Assembly was held in London in 1946 on this day. See Eleanor Roosevelt Profile in Wisdom, which is related. In 1946, Eleanor was appointed as a delegate to the UN General Assembly, a role she held until 1952.