9) Saying yes when you want to say no - Deepstash
9)  Saying yes when you want to say no

9) Saying yes when you want to say no

  How many times have you found yourself saying ‘yes’ when you really meant ‘no’?

  It could be a favor that you’d rather not do. It might be to a date that you have zero interest in going on. It could be an event that you feel obligated to attend. If might be the extra work that you have no time to do.

So many of us worry that suiting ourselves makes us selfish.

Turning things down that we don’t want to do is an empowering act. And one that we need to learn.


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The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited.

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