A question to ask yourself before you accept any invitation

Kevin Kelly told me about this trick a couple of years ago and it has helped me tremendously: "Anytime anyone invites you to do anything, ask yourself this question before you accept: Would I do it tomorrow?"

David Plotz of Slate has more on the power of this magic question.

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  1. Judging from the sharp downhill turn the comments took, It seems like the time savings mostly comes from the people you recommend this advice to getting so angry at you that they retract all their invitations to you, and you get to go home and do what you wanted in the first place...

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