The ‘N” word! Are you afraid to use it?
If you’re thinking what I think you’re thinking. Yes. You should be afraid to use that word. But the word I’m talking about is “NO”.
Why is “NO” so difficult for some people to use? Is it that you’re afraid of letting someone down? You don’t want to hurt the other persons feelings? You think saying no is gonna take you out the running for that long-awaited promotion, or you think others like you more when you say yes.
Here’s the thing. When you’re always the yes person, people really don’t respect you. They call on you when everyone else has told them NO! or HELL NO!
Learning to say “NO” takes confidence in who you are and what you stand for. Now, I’m not saying, you should never say yes, but don’t just say “YES” because you think that’s what others want to hear. There is power in saying “NO”
When you should say NO:
> If your plate is full, don’t try to squeeze in something else.
> If you’re unsure of whats being asked of you.
> If it jeopardize your safety.
>If you’re trying not to hurt someones feelings.
>If you just don’t want to do it.
> If it goes against what you believe in.
Live Life With No Regrets