“Saying ‘No’ to someone else is like saying ‘Yes’ to yourself.”
—Helene Lerner, author of Time for Me
Everybody faces unexpected roadblocks that interfere with how they use their time. The difference between people who achieve their goals and those who fail is their skill at navigating around the roadblocks that threaten to stop them.
Time traps such as too many e-mails, phone interruptions, poorly run meetings, and chatty coworkers can derail even the most sound schedule and wreck havoc with your to-do list. To deal effectively with these distractions, it’s essential that you remain in control of your time and that you don’t give in to people’s attempts to impose themselves on your schedule. ...