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  YouMahindra Rise Do you have an idea that can kick-start India'senergy revolution? If so, we have 1 Million USD for you. Win theRise Prize by Mahindra. 21 Posts 106,041 followers Follow Greg McKeown  Author, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less If You Don't Prioritize Your Life, Someone Else Will  April 14, 2014 99,2842,581372         2.3k Like Share9,143 See all Today This WeekAllSee more More Influencers Geni Whitehouse Countess of Communication. I make borin… TOP omeProfileNetworkJobsnterestsBusiness ServicesUpgrade 79   Invitations (53) Mar 11 AcceptIgnore Feb 24Jan 31 vasant aldoncar Estimator at oman dry dockbharani pandaManager at Tata Motorsdilip singh kharra-- Messages (26)  Apr 6 Apr 5 Apr 5 vijay kumar Carrer OppturnityDear Sir I Completed my (B.E Naval Architecture and Offshore...Rajib Majumdar Looking for Assignment -Ex...First I would like to thank you for showingyour concern to get... Anil NPRe: price quote for 3D...Hi Sir, Pleasure going through your message. I would ensure that...Search articles...  18/4/2014If You Don't Prioritize Your Life, Someone Else Will | LinkedIn Posted by: Follow Greg McKeown (106,041)See all Greg's posts      emotionally, I felt that I had no choice. That one corrupted assumption psychologicallyremoved many of the actual choices available to me. What can you do to avoid the mistake of saying “yes” when you know the answer should be “no”?First, separate the decision from the relationship.  Sometimes these seem sointerconnected, we forget there are two different questions we need to answer. By deliberatelydividing these questions, we can make a more conscious choice. Answer the question, “Whatis the right decision?” and then  “How can I communicate this as kindly as possible?” Second, watch your language. Every time we say, “I have  to take this call” or “I have  tosend this piece of work off” or “I have  to go to this client meeting,” we are assuming thatprevious commitments are nonnegotiable. Every time you use the phrase “I have to” over thenext week, stop and replace it with “I choose to.” It can feel a little odd at first — and in somecases it can even be gut-wrenching (if we are choosing the wrong priority). But ultimately,using this language reminds us that we are making choices, which enables us to make a different   choice. Third, avoid working for or with people who don’t respect your priorities.  It may soundsimplistic, but this is a truly liberating rule! There are people who share your values and as aresult make it natural to live your priorities. It may take a while to find an employment situationlike this, but you can set your course to that destination immediately.Saying “yes” when we should be saying “no” can seem like a small thing in the moment. Butover time, such compromises can create a life of regrets. Indeed, an Australian nurse namedBronnie Ware, who cared for people in the last 12 weeks of their lives, recorded the mostoften-discussed regrets. At the top of the list: “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true tomyself, not the life others expected of me.”To harness the courage we need to get on the right path, it pays to reflect on how short lifereally is, and what we want to accomplish in the little time we have left. As poet Mary Oliver wrote: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”I challenge you to be wiser than I was on the day of my daughter’s birth. I have greatconfidence in the good that can come from such a decision.Years from now when you are on your death bed you may still have regrets. But seeking theway of the Essentialist is unlikely to be one of them. What would you trade then to be backhere now for one chance—this chance—to be true to yourself? On that   day what will youhope you decided to do on this  one?Take 90 seconds to take this quick, free quiz based onGreg's new book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Originally published on Harvard Business Review. Photo: SNEHIT  / Shutterstock  Featured on: Your Career  I have a vision of people everywhere having the courage to live a lifetrue to themselves instead of the life others expect of them. “ People who read this post also read: 1-4 of 20 Follow  18/4/2014If You Don't Prioritize Your Life, Someone Else Will | LinkedIn NewestOldest Popular 372 comments+ 2,57621 Things People WithConfidence EmbraceThe Many Ways that IViolate Standard...25 Habits of Happyand Successful PeopleCongrats, Graduates:Now Go Out There...               Add your comment... Stephen LaheySmall Business Sales & Marketing Coach: I Help Solo Professionals to Attract andAcquire More Ideal Clients Third, avoid working for or with people who don’t respect your priorities. Exactly. This was amajor driver to start my own business in 2000. My wife and I wanted to start a family - and Ididn't want to be an absent father. Becoming self-employed was one of the best decisions I'veever made. Like(108)Reply(2)4 days ago       Bill Kirchner  ,  Arnold Molina , Joshua Menezes, CAPM, CSCP , +105         2 Replies Kathleen Isabella WilsonPrincipal at The Wilson Shaw Consultancy I agree. Becoming self employed has been liberating. Work and Life are nowcombined = Joy Like(2)2 days ago       Ma. Ysobel Shubee Ang  and Carrie Anderson Dunning LPC Allen GarimoData Management - WHO/BMGFRabies Elimination Project & IVDSurveillance at World Health Organization-Tanzania Repsect Lahey... Like(1)3 days ago       Ronald Tongue David HorsewoodOwner, Fire by Light LLC I have given in when I shouldn't have. Saying yes when I shouldn't is irresponsible. That's badenough. I am also acting out of fear and weakness, expecting others (even God) to understand.They do understand. It isn't niceness. It isn't wanting to be liked. It isn't not wanting to letpeople down. How do we know? We aren't being nice to the ones we care about the most. Weare doing things to cause them to like us less. We are letting them down. We did have achoice. We do have a choice. I have a choice. You have a choice. Build your faith, face your fears and strengthen your weaknesses. Make yes and no mean something. Like(73)Reply(6)4 days ago       Jason Chandler Grimes , Jo Mesplay , Stephen Bronn , +70         6 Replies Jo Mesplayretired at Home very well said , Thanks david Like18 hours ago Rebecca RobinsonAccount Executive, BBG Management Corporation Eloquently put. Thanks David!  18/4/2014If You Don't Prioritize Your Life, Someone Else Will | LinkedIn Like2 days ago      Show More      Corinne CerminaroPracticum Coordinator at Bryant & Stratton College This is the best article I've read in a very long time. I am a die hard people pleaser who oftenfinds it difficult to balance my family/home life with my professional life. Recently, I've takensteps to work on that. This article gave me more motivation. Like(14)Reply(3)4 days ago       Shiraz El Mejri , Carrie Anderson Dunning LPC , Maja Jelaca , +11         3 Replies Jo Mesplayretired at Home Go For It Corinne, your family is 2nd only to God if you are a Christian , if Not thenit is first always .Our children grow up, our marriage grows stale , and we wonder where the time went. 38 years of being married to a great man flew by , and I buriedhis ashes in Oct, 2011.. Where did the time go. Take care .jo Like17 hours ago Ann HesseniusCo-Founder/Director of Boston Yacht Charters  Amen to that! :) Like(1)2 days ago       Corinne Cerminaro      Show More      Marie MenchenFacilities Coordinator  I have been told my true strength is being a people pleaser... I have also been told my trueweakness is being a people pleaser. I have learned through hard experiences that it is OK toplease yourself and your family also. Not just your customer, manager, or coworkers. Like(18)Reply(4)3 days ago       Stephen Bronn , Debi Brockett , Maja Jelaca , +15         4 Replies Marie MenchenFacilities Coordinator  Yes! For the longest time I refused to see it... but once I did I was able to evaluatemyself. I have never been better! :) Like2 days ago Marina de WitASM Data Lead / Asset and Utilisation Cost Controller at Transfield Services Marie love the fact that we can admit we are people pleasers! It has taken me along time to do so but have come to see both the positive and negative sides to thisand to use both to my advantage. Like(1)2 days ago       Marie Menchen      Show More      Jason SuSearch Director at Stanton Chase International Yes, to change our attitude from I have to do ... to I choose to do ... is the reflection of maturity. We make our OWN choices after evaluating the pros and cons of possibleconsequences. Without excuses, we will therefore make ourselves responsible for theseconsequences as result of our choices made. 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