Throw One Back
When your mind is racing, it is often because you have caught too many little fish while you were casting for the big ones. It's up to you to know when to say "no" and throw the little ones back.
- What's one "little fish" you recently picked up from a boss, subordinate, friend, or family member? Maybe you're already wishing you hadn't said, "yes." It might be going to take more time than you originally thought. The circumstances may have changed since you signed on.
- Okay, here's where the rubber meets the road. Contact that person who lured you into a "little fish" commitment and give it back. Of course it's hard none of us wants to risk disappointing someone but bite the bullet. Pick up the phone or walk down the hall and tell the person that it is not possible for you to help out after all.
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A series of "quick-lifts" excerpted from Recharge in Minutes, ©2003, by Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D.