What Saying NO Really Means
Maybe it is all the well-placed NO answers that makes all the great YESES possible.
If you’re like me, there are some things in life that you do well. And then there are all the other things that you get involved with that don’t serve much of a purpose when it comes down to it.
This is where saying NO comes in.
No, I can’t volunteer.
No, I can’t go.
No, I can’t help you right now.
No, I’m not interested.
No, I can’t talk right now.
If I don’t say no, I can’t devote myself to the things I really need to say YES to.
Here’s why: I am a person with limitations, like everyone. I can only get so much done. I want to do the few things I CAN do really well. I want to be free to put in my best effort where I want to be – and where I can make the biggest difference. When I say YES to more than I can do well, I can’t give anything my best effort.
In other words, saying NO really means saying YES to what I am meant to do.
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Bundrant, M. (2014). What Saying NO Really Means. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 18, 2017, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/nlp/2014/05/what-saying-no-really-means/