“…really successful people say no to almost everything.”
What are the parameters that define success in this maxim?
Is it a successful business person?
It seems to be communicating that a successful person is clear about who they are/want to be and what they are willing/able to be responsible for/included in. When an individual is super clear about those 2 topics there are many more opportunities to say no than yes when s/he sticks to her/his design.
Or, the one who can say no the most, makes the most money?