What is your typical response? Yes, or no?
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes — then learn how to do it later!”
Words from the adventurous Sir Richard Branson. An entrepreneur that has been involved in many industries. Some have flopped, and others have done very well.
“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
Words from the master investor, Warren Buffet, who is prudent, and unmatched in his industry. Rarely misses the mark on his ventures.
There are pros, and cons to both approaches.
Saying yes will open up many opportunities. Saying no will make sure you keep a singular focus.
Saying yes will get you in situations you could have avoided. Saying no will make you live with regret for missing out.
In the end, you’ll have to decide what you represent, and your path in business. Keep this in mind when making the decision.