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The Yes/No Book by Dr. Mike Clayton

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CHAPTER 8

The Yes/No Compass

As we near the end of The Yes/No Book, it’s time to put much of what we have learned into a simple framework. This is ‘The Yes/No Compass’, which will help you chart your direction through life’s Yes/No decisions, so you can use your time to your very best advantage. We will look at the four directions on the compass and take a particular interest in the special direction of focused attention.

Finding your direction

In Chapter 3, we met the distinction between goal-directed and guilt-directed activities, and saw that goal-directed activities are the ones to say ‘YES’ to. These are the things you either must do – so you may as well do them with spirit – or the things you want to do, because they take you towards ...

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