Monday, January 21, 2013

Motivation: Say no.

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.  (Steve Jobs, Apple Worldwide Developers' Conference, 1997)

It has taken me awhile, but I'm finally starting to say "no" to some things in order to keep my focus. I turned in my resignation as Treasurer for Utah Women in Film, I turned away an opportunity to work as an extra, and said no to helping on a film project. 

Saying no to those things helped me feel more dedicated to my goals, and also gave me motivation... since I said "no" in order to work on my own projects, then I darn well better work on them, right?

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