Why Saying THREE No’s To Every ONE Yes Can Lead To More Happiness

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Want more happiness, freedom, and time in your life?

Then here’s a simple formula.

Say NO three times for every YES.


For every time you say, “Yes” to something, say “No” to three things.

I first read this in James Altucher’s book, The Power Of No, where his entire book makes the point that saying NO to more things in life is the key to more freedom and happiness.

I’ve tried it and it really does work.

Here are a few very important tips on saying no that I accidentally left out of the video:

  1. When saying no, always be TRUTHFUL. Every time that I’ve lied about not wanting to go somewhere or do something, not only did I feel guilty (which defeats the purpose of saying no in the first place), but it’s also come to bite me in the butt a few times. Just tell the truth. The other person or party will actually appreciate the honesty more (they can usually see through a fake excuse)
  2. Don’t make excuses or feel guilty about it. Say no with pride! Do what makes you happy and never feel guilty about it. If saying no gets you one step closer to fulfilling your mission and purpose in life, then be happy about it. If you spend your life doing what other people want you to do, you’ll end up deflated and miserable (and probably full of regrets).

Find out more about the power of NO the video below.

How Saying 3 No’s To Every Yes Leads To Happiness [EPISODE 36]


Saying NO is incredibly powerful.

It can create more freedom, time, and happiness in your life.

So often we end up saying yes to WAY too many things, we’re constantly on the run, and we never feel like we have time for ourselves or for our personal goals.

If you ever feel like you are trying to do too many things and you never have enough time, then it’s time to start saying NO more often.

Give the 3-to-1 ratio a try.

It’s worked for me every time I consciously did it.

This subject of saying no and pursuing your mission in life is one of my favorite chapters in the ultimate book on happiness called, “Fishing For Happiness.”

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In the meantime, what is holding you back from a happier and more fulfilling life?

Let me know in the comments.

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