Hell Yeah or No: what's worth doing

by Derek Sivers

- Actions reveal real values

- Don't diffuse your energy. Know your goals and use them as your compass, optimising your life around it

- "How you do anything is how you do everything. It all matters"

- Combine future-focused and present-focused mindsets

- "Saying no makes your yes more powerful"

- Say no to "almost everything". But when you say yes, commit 100%

- "Hell yeah or no... saying yes to one thing, and no to absolutely everything else"

- Ambitious: silver medallist focusing on gold or grateful: silver medallist focusing on bronze

- Great insights come from having many great options

- Pursue being wrong

- "The most successful people I know have a narrow focus, protect themselves against time-wasters, say no to almost everything, and have let go of old limiting beliefs"

- Apply ideas to your life, don't just read them. Reading is about what you do with the ideas you come across

- "Judge a goal by how well it changes your actions in the present moment"