The Value In Saying No

When No Is The Best Word You Can Use

No one, especially myself, likes to leave people disappointed. With some people that sort of thinking is taken to an extreme to the point where they always end up saying no to themselves. Let me explain.

If you say yes to enough people, enough times, you won’t have any time left for yourself at all. I know, I’ve done it a time or two. And when that happens, you effectively end up with no time for yourself because you’ve allocated it all to other people and other things. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that, (Mother Theresa spent an entire lifetime doing that), but just recognize it for what it is.

No

Saying No Is Saying No

I recently wrote a short post about dealing with overwhelm and situations where you feel that you don’t have enough time to do all the things that you need to do. In that post I suggested sorting all tasks or ‘to do’s ‘ into three categories based on importance. Now any fool can see, that given enough things to do, it will take more time than you have got (yes, Eddie. Even if you don’t sleep). When you get to that point, you’re going to have to disappoint someone, maybe quite a few people, because there is no way you can do everything you have committed to. I am suggesting that there is an alternative to that.

All you have to do is restrict the number of tasks that you are taking on. Start saying no.

 

Just Say No

Yes Of course I realize this might seem painful at the start, but believe me it is far less hurtful to say no right up front than it is to come to the realization later that there is no way in h… you can do what you have said you would. Saying no isn’t just an advisable thing to do, at times it is an essential thing to do.

If you truly think it is going to make you unpopular, here is a thought to mull over. How many times in your life have you been told no?

A thousand? Ten thousand?

And somehow you survived didn’t you?

I think it’s fair to say that the people you say no to will as well.

It is only by saying no that you are going to get control of your life and control of your time back. And once you have it, don’t be so foolish as to get right back into the same predicament you were in by saying yes to everything and everyone. Trust me, the world won’t stop spinning if you don’t get it all done, or if it ends up that (shudder) someone else does it.

After all, you are just one human, just like me.

Till Next Time

 

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