Too often we agree to commitments that we aren't utterly enthusiastic about. This keeps us from fully investing our time in the ones we do love. Perhaps this should be our new mantra: "If it's not a hell yes, it's a no."
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The quote above is a paraphrasing of Derek Sivers' "hell yeah or no" advice by Niklas Goeke in a post about focusing on one key task each day. We've mentioned hell yeah or no tip before, but I like it as a quotable — something to think each time you have to decide on something that will take up your time. Pair that with asking "Why the F*** would I do that?" and you might find yourself only spending time on the things that matter most.