This is simple book about providing key insights into psychology of prioritising your work in times of chaos and saying no to most of nonproductive works. . Due inbuild tendency to avoid conflict and outraging others, we tend to say yes at points when we must say clear "no". . Book enlists why we fail to say no and how we can overcome this weakness. . It also depicts hiw to say "no" in a manner that is not offending as well as acts as a booster to your own self image and acts as timesaver. . Book is written in simple language and there are no jargons or magical tips. But there is a lots of repetition of ideas in different forms. That mekes the book little overstretched.
In a social world & a closely knit Indian society perhaps this is the most difficult self-help book to implement. But Damon breezes the steps with utmost precision & ease. It is not a mere coincidence that prompted me to pick this one but a deliberate attempt to ward off people that take undue advantage & a fair slice of your precious time. If somebody asks for a few minutes of your time it certainly does not take long to convert those minutes into hours without your realization. When we consent to other people's requests & put it over our own priorities it cannot be reclaimed. Well thought out book that is unmissable.
The book is a must read for all age groups as the author has meticulously covered all possible situations with all possible situations encountered in daily walks of life. Good examples have been narrated for various exigencies. However more such examples for various situations would have added feathers to the author's ability to pen such a useful book.
Go for this book topic wise and only read for the section where you really need to work on. Overall sets a negative environment is what I feel, like there are situations mentioned where an impulse could be "NO" but if thought upon could be worth giving a try.
This book showed us how our life can be manipulative with the use of only two words 'Yes' or 'No'. These words are light as feathers but strong enough to tear our life apart but if used carefully then it will be easier for us to take our decisions. I would recommend everyone to read this book.