FFL 003: The Art Of Saying No To Good Things And Saying Yes To Great Things


In this episode of Fuel For Life, I talk about the art of saying no to good things, so that you can say yes to great things. I call it art because you need to get better at this or else your family, your career, your church and your personal, physical and spiritual life will suffer. Here is why: When you say yes to one thing, you are simultaneously saying no to something else.

In the show, I talk about five crucial things to consider while learning the art of saying no to good things, to say yes to great things.

  1. Acknowledge the fact that you are not God.
  2. Analyze the request before agreeing to it immediately.
  3. Remain exclusive in your focus.
  4. Learn to say no without negotiating.
  5. Determine your priorities.
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Question: What else would you add to help others perfect this art?  



3 responses to “FFL 003: The Art Of Saying No To Good Things And Saying Yes To Great Things”

  1. Gosh. The greatest temptation ever – to be a “yes” for all Christian.

    1. That may very well be true!

  2. Sometimes I don’t want to say “no” because I don’t want to hurt people’s feelings or let their expectations down. However, I have to remind myself that every time I say “yes” to something I am also really saying “no” to something else. So if all I do is say “yes” then I’m actually disappointed a lot of people. The best way to avoid that is by intentionally saying “yes” to a few things and “no” to a lot of things.

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