We often say Yes to things that we shouldn’t.
We take on tasks that aren’t our responsibility.
Even tasks that prevent us from getting our own work done.
Sometimes, we are aware that we shouldn’t say Yes, but we do anyway.
What should you be saying No to?
Yes… When It Should Be No
Saying No instead of Yes, can be easier said than done.
Whether in a work situation or in our personal lives, it can be difficult to say No.
We feel compelled to say Yes, even when the answer should be No.
However, sometimes you need to say No in order to stand up for yourself.
What have you said No to recently?
Sometimes you have to say No…
So, that you can say Yes to yourself.
Make a No List
Saying No is an important skill in life.
It allows you to do what you need to do and makes sure you don’t end up doing everyone else’s job.
I want you to make a quick No list right now…
- Three instances where you did say No – You did say No, right? If you have said No in the past, review what you did right in saying No. Where were you able to say No?
- Three times you should have said No – If you are having trouble saying No, then you shouldn’t have any trouble coming up with examples of where you should have said No. Where are you giving in where you shouldn’t? What are the reasons behind your answers?
- Three things you need to say No – Looking forward, what are three things coming your way that you will need to say No to. Being prepared in advance can empower you to stand your ground.
Use your No List to give you perspective when you need to evaluate a decision.
No Means Yes To Yourself
You need to be able to say No.
When appropriate, make sure you speak up and stand firm.
Say No today.
And say Yes to yourself.
Question: What’s should be on your No list?