The power of saying No
In a world of busy list of things to do, saying yes is now in our culture. If feels so natural to answer an immediate “yes!” to reply a text or email and saying “no” can feel a bit strange or even rude. But the truth is we are not doing ourselves any favors with all this yessing. If you are getting used to saying “no”, things will become harder for us.
Don’t be ashamed to say no
Stop the feeling that you need to give reasons for your no. You don’t owe anyone an explanation or an excuse. You may be afraid that your reasons aren’t good enough. But at the end of the day, if you can’t or don’t want to do something, that’s all your right and that’s all the reason you need.
Saying no gives you the chance to get what you love
When your schedule is busy and time is valuable for you, it’s so important to only say yes to the things that you really love and want to do. Otherwise, it’s not worth it. It is important to give your life the attention it deserves. Don’t let anyone or ant situation take that away from you.
Saying no gives your yes more power
Your yesses are useful things that you have – and when you are brave enough to say no, their value goes up. Saying yes now has a meaning. Even if a “maybe” is the best you can do, you’ve at least given yourself some time to think more about your decision.
Saying no to yourself
It will not always be others to whom you will need to politely say no. Sometimes it may be to yourself! Sometimes, against all the things you like so much, you will need to refuse yourself and say a “no!”. And that can be a wonderful thing.