Seth Godin writes,
“If you’re not proud of it, don’t serve it.
If you can’t do a good job, don’t take it on.
If it’s going to distract you from the work that truly matters, pass.
If you don’t know why they want you to do this, ask.
If you need to hide it from your mom, reconsider.
If it benefits you but not the people you care about, decline.
If you’re going along with the crowd, that’s not enough.
If it creates a habit that costs you in the long run, don’t start.
If it doesn’t move you forward, hesitate then walk away.
The short run always seems right.
On the other hand, there’s an imperative to say “yes.” Say yes and build something that matters.”
I would add: If you think because some person doesn’t know something that God doesn’t know either… say no.
But if they both can know… say yes.
“Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” Jesus