This is a timely message for me. I hope this can help others who have the same problem to say no.
I originally wanted to post a piece on this topic at the beginning of the year because I thought that after the holidays, the effects of not saying “no” might still be ringing in people’s heads. We’re now almost a quarter of the way through the year and I’ve had plenty of conversations with people who are wrestling with saying “no” and I realized again that it’s always a good time to talk about it. Too many people are exhausted, overwhelmed and burned out because of the fear of saying this little two-letter word. Or perhaps because of not knowing how to say it.
Fact is, the word “no” can often be a positive thing, yet we tend to think of it as a negative one. Consider some possible situations when “no” might be a great thing to hear:
“Do I have cancer?” No.
“Are you cheating on me?” No.
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