Getting To Happy: 7 Habits That Can Change Your Life

March 6, 2012  |  
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Learn To Say When

A while ago I read the book, “Maximize the Moment.” The book, written by T.D. Jakes, offered advice on making the most of your time. The first chapter introduced a woman in a coffee shop. The waitress who poured her coffee told the woman to say ‘when’ to let her know when to stop pouring. The woman, who was distracted, didn’t tell the waitress to stop and the cup overflowed. The waitress simply replied ‘you didn’t tell me when.’ Sure, this scenario may have been an extreme case, but it served its purpose in making the point that we have to know when to say no to certain people and situations.

I have recently learned what most people have known for a long time. There are only 24 hours in a day. Of course, I knew of the actual concept, but still ignored the math and attempted to cram a 26 plus hour work day into the pre-set 24 hours. While opportunities are great, every opportunity that presents itself is not the right one for you. Learn to say ‘when.’

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