19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

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"I could... but I'll still say no."

Still, you can't do everything. You can't help everyone. You may want to, but you can't.
Sometimes you just need to say no: to a favor, to a request, to a family member. Sometimes you really need to be able to focus on what is important to you. Say no at least once every day, the harder it is to say the better.
And don't worry that you will seem selfish. When your heart is in the right place, what you accomplish by spending more time on your goals will eventually benefit other people, too.