As the number of information increases, the signal-to-noise ratio climbs until there is almost no signal left.
Only by saying no to most life can we spend enough time to truly master our craft. How do you know what is essential and what is irrelevant or a distraction? You explore. You try many things and then you let go of everything but the best. Eliminate everything that is so-so, to make space for the wow-wow.
If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for everything. If you don’t say no to most people, you will be so busy that you cannot say yes for the people that really matter.