On Saying No

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  1. Sean McCabe Sean McCabe

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    7 months ago

  2. Sean Fox Sean Fox

    Yes.

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    7 months ago

  3. Marian Pop Marian Pop

    So true.

    7 months ago

  4. Zack Davenport Zack Davenport

    Something I need to get better about.

    7 months ago

  5. Andy Fleming Andy Fleming

    Looks great!

    I think it might be more accurate to say "You have to say no to a lot of good things to say yes to a few great things"

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    7 months ago

  6. Sean McCabe Sean McCabe

    @Andy Fleming A lot of great things require saying "no" to a lot of good things. That doesn’t necessarily mean do you say "yes" to a lot of them. The operative part of the phrase being “...in order to be able to…”

    So in all reality, you would only say "yes" to a few of them. It's not about saying "yes" to a lot of great things—to put it oppositely, it's that a lot of great things require saying "no" to a lot of good things. It's about having that freedom.

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  7. Andy Fleming Andy Fleming

    @Sean McCabe — Fair enough. I see what you are saying. More about having the OPPORTUNITY to pursue lots of great things.

    7 months ago

  8. Sean McCabe Sean McCabe

    @Andy Fleming Yes, exactly. I'm glad you were able to interpret my comment—it's complicated!

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  9. Justin Ellis Justin Ellis

    Read it loud and clear. Thanks for sharing :-).

    7 months ago

  10. Jérémy Paul Jérémy Paul

    Yay ! Wax Tailor ftw :)

    7 months ago

  11. Danny Doom / BlaeckBlood Danny Doom / BlaeckBlood

    Sweet.

    7 months ago

  12. Brenton Little Brenton Little

    agreed sir

    7 months ago

  13. Joel Reid Joel Reid

    You right.

    7 months ago

  14. Gert van Duinen Gert van Duinen

    Next to tallent, wisdom sets you apart my friend.

    7 months ago

  15. Alesha Randolph Alesha Randolph

    Very true.

    7 months ago

  16. Katlyn Hovland Katlyn Hovland

    Truth. Psalm 18:30

    7 months ago

  17. John J. Locke John J. Locke

    Sean: I dig your hand lettering, but what I dig even more is your podcast and the valuable advice you discuss there. Keep up the awesome work and thanks for being a positive force in the design community.

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    7 months ago

  18. Sean McCabe Sean McCabe

    @John Means a lot, John. Thank you for the kind words!

    7 months ago

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