Jewel of the Day – 16/08/2013

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Taking on Extra Tasks
Are you in the habit of saying ‘yes’ to extra tasks?  Even if you’re already overloaded with what’s on your plate?  Pythagoras said, “The oldest, shortest words, ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ are those which require the most thought.”  So be thoughtful about saying yes or no.

If you really can’t take on an extra task, offer to adjust your current responsibilities.  Suggest a later date to complete the extra task, or ask for help.

If you decide to say ‘yes’, make sure you’re taking on additional tasks without the feeling of overwhelm.  And if you decide to say ‘no’, then say it politely and confidently.


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