In a previous post, I mentioned how important it is to do things that matter to you. A corollary of that is the need to say no. By saying no to things that don’t really matter, you allow yourself to stay focused and free up more time for those things that do give value and meaning to your life.
I still find saying no a terrifying prospect at times. It’s just easier to say yes. It makes everyone feel good.
Well, everyone except you. By saying yes when you really should say no, you’re stepping away from doing those things that really matter to you. To some extent you’re stepping off the path and heading off on a tangent that will set you back, probably causing some anger and resentment in the process.
It’s not easy to say no. You might incur some anger. You might get a knot in the pit of your stomach. You might break into a sweat. But in the end, it will be the right decision. And all those feelings? They too shall pass.
Do you need some tips on saying no? Look not further than this great piece on Entrepreneuer.com.