The Yes/No Book is filled with new and specific concepts in personal effectiveness and time management.ï¿½ To make a valuable resource for readers, and to introduce non-readers to some of the core concepts of the book, I am preparing a dictionary.
It will be in 13 parts (Superstitious? Iï¿½m not) and will have around 50 entries.
Part 1: Yes and No
What could be a better place to start the Yes/No Dictionary than the core concepts of yes and no? Do you think you know all about them? Well read on.
ï¿½Yes and no, used properly,
are our ultimate control mechanisms in a social worldï¿½
yes (response); a feeble affirmation, more to please someone else than to do what is right. Deprecated
YES (response); a powerful commitment to do something you choose to do.
no (response);ï¿½ declining an offer, a request of and opportunity. A no can feel negative and lead to sensations of guilt. Deprecated
NO (response, acronym); NO standard for Noble Objection ï¿½ a positive way to decline an offer, a request of and opportunity.
Noble Objection (response); sometimes NO. This is a positive way to decline an offer, a request of and opportunity. Made for positive and defensible reasons, conforming to a strategy to prioritise goals or duties, and made in a courteous and respectful manner.ï¿½ A Noble Objection is empowering and the ultimate way to take control of how you use your time.
Yes/No moment (noun); the point at which you take control and act on your choice to say YES or NO
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