If you’re like me, you might have an issue saying no!
I don’t know what it is, but I have this inherent need to please everyone else and the only time I seem able to say no is when I physically cannot do what I have been asked.
I find it very difficult to say no! It’s not easy. I’m ok with telling children No! when they want those sweets or chocolate because I know it’s not good for them, the same with having that extra hour on a gaming machine.
But if they – or anyone – asks me to bring them somewhere, or to help with money, or stay at my house, etc, I can’t seem to say no, even if it means making myself tired, broke, miserable, or having to change my plans in order to facilitate theirs.
Saying No! Is something I am learning to do more effectively. And saying No, without guilt is a huge challenge.
For those out there in the same boat, you need to know this:
- It’s ok to say No!
- It’s ok to prioritize your needs over that of someone else.
- Don’t feel bad for saying No! It’s not your fault they’re in that situation.
- Is it worth saying yes at the cost of your own happiness?
- Would they do the same for you if you were in the same situation? Chances are, probably not!
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