Wondering how many of you are just like me, when it comes to saying NO? Here I am a certified Time Management gal, knowing we can’t and shouldn’t do it all; but still face from time to time the hazards of not being able to say No!
Whether at the workplace or at home-there are so many “good” things in this world to do to help others, and feel good doing it, it is hard to choose which ones you should say yes, and those you MUST say No, isn’t it?
I recently heard this quote: “”It’s only by saying “no”that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” Guess who said that? Might surprise you, but it was Steve Jobs.
I want to fulfill my purpose and mission in the time that I am here in my earth suit, so doesn’t it make sense that I am going to have to be able to get this skill set in line?
To begin with we need to know what our priorities are, so that when someone, either by mail, email, phone, or in person approaches us to offer us another Yes to add to our already over scheduled life; we can say No with confidence.
How about we learn it is OK to say no, and we need to keep it simple, and don’t apologize for saying it! Would that help us do it?
What if, when you get that request, before quickly responding, you actually take some time and think about it? Know that if you say Yes, what you will have to give up to make it happen.
Then if you really can’t say the word, how about offering an alternative when you are asked? At least you won’t feel as guilty saying “it.”
However, the bottom line remains you are just going to have to say it, mean it, and make up your mind what you can and can not and should not do.
What are the benefits of being able to say No and feel good about it? You will have less stress and be able to have that “me” and family time you need. It will also help you being healthier as you will have more time to focus on those things that promote good health.
It will also help you live that blended and balanced life that we all long for.
In writing this I feel better already about being able to say No! Hope it helps you too. Together we can learn to say No and still be able to accomplish the important things in this life.
Oh, the phone is ringing, bet I get to practice this right now! Have fun saying No! Let me know it works for you:)
Have a great week!