Do you have a hard time saying “no?”
I think that learning how to say no is critical if you want to succeed.
However, saying no is a lot harder if you’re a people pleaser.
When you say yes, you make people happy. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy that?
However, if you say yes to too many things, you often end up getting stretched too thin.
I believe that saying no is a practice in maintaining your mental health.
Practicing saying no:
While it feels good to say yes, everytime you do, you are essentially turning down another opportunity.
We all only have 24 hours a day, so it’s important for us to be smart about how we spend that time.
If you say yes to everything, you don’t leave much time for yourself. It means that you have to turn down other things.
Not to mention, if you say yes to everything, people start to see you as a “yes” person.
People are going to be happy to walk all over and take advantage of your generosity.
Why would someone pay for something if you just said yes to do the thing for free?
It’s critical to recognize the downsides that being agreeable can have.
How we use our precious time is a driver in our happiness. It determines how successful we feel in our life and business.
When you get confident and comfortable with saying no, you actually become more confident in saying yes.
Practicing saying no and getting good at it allows you to feel more empowered when you say yes because you know you’re using your “yesses” on the right things.
Your time is precious; I want you to spend it on activities that help move the needle on your life and business.
I want you to know that it’s okay to say no when an opportunity presents itself that isn’t right for you.
Only you know which opportunities are worth investing your time and energy in.
So, it’s time to flip your perspective on saying no. Don’t see the word “no” as something that means you are negative.
Saying no doesn’t mean that you aren’t generous. It means that you are prioritizing your talent, time and effort.
It means that you understand your bandwidth and respect your time.
Let’s start to say no with confidence and lead by example.
What do you think? Do you see the value that the word “no” has in your life?
Share your experience in the comments below!