In the age of ridiculously abundant information, it’s so easy to develop infomania and feel like you can’t stop researching and learning more about a topic.
Nurturing and protecting your ability to create is more important and more difficult than ever.
Falling in love with the power of no helped me learn to focus. Instead of feeling like I’m giving up, I’ve taught myself to connect my power to say no to a feeling of freedom , liberation and power. I think of saying NO as actually enabling me to say YES.
My power to say no to something “interesting” is what makes it possible for me to say YES and devote time and energy to what I’m truly passionate about.
“Stop. I’m not going to take any more input until I’ve made something with what I got.”
– Merlin Mann