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<div class="blogparent">from the book “<a href="/n">Hell Yeah or No</a>”:</div>
<h1>If you’re not feeling “hell yeah!” then say no</h1>
<small>2018-06-03</small>
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	Most of us have lives filled with mediocrity.
	We said yes to things that we felt half-hearted about.
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	So we’re too busy to react when opportunities come our way.
	We miss out on the great because we’re busy with the mediocre.
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	The solution is to say yes to less.
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	If you’re not feeling “Hell yeah, that would be awesome!” about something, say no.
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	It’s an easier decision.
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	Say no to almost everything.
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	This starts to free your time and mind.
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	Then, when you find something you’re actually excited about, you’ll have the space in your life to give it your full attention.
	You’ll be able to take massive action, in a way that most people can’t, because you cleared away your clutter in advance.
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	Saying no makes your yes more powerful.
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	Though it’s good to say yes when you’re starting out, wanting any opportunity, or needing variety, it’s bad to say yes when you’re overwhelmed, over-committed, or need to focus.
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	Refuse almost everything.
	Do almost nothing.
	But the things you do, do them all the way.
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