We live in a fast paced world where many of us don’t stop until it’s time for bed. However, why is it difficult to say ‘no’ when we understand that it will add more to do items on our already crazy agenda? Do you feel guilt or even obligation to do something you don’t want or have the time to do?
Here are a few reasons to stop saying yes, when you mean NO!!
- You can’t please everyone: You heard the old expression. Even if you do say yes to someone else’s request it doesn’t guarantee their satisfaction. It could backfire if you agree to a task and you can’t actually follow through with it. This is very stressful on you and the person who expected your assistance. This can be avoided completely by saying no up front.
- You have the power : Only you know what your daily priorities are and only YOU can CONTROL how you prioritize your day. If you let other’s requests dictate your day, it will lead to chaos! You’ll resent them for not being able to get anything done.
- You don’t owe them one: Sometimes you will be expected to ‘return a favor’ extended to you by someone else. Here is how to look at it. You don’t owe anyone anything! If someone does a kind thing for you, it should be understood that the act was extended as a gracious gesture and not something to hold you under obligation for later.
You are the C.E.O of your life, manage it well.
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