Find it Hard to Say “No”?

You Are Not Alone

Saying “No” to requests that don’t meet your needs gives you more time — for yourself and the people and things that are most important to you. So why is it so difficult? These are the most common reasons for you to consider…


Do you like to help others?

How important is it for you to please others?

Are you afraid an opportunity might pass you by?

Do you avoid anything that might produce a conflict?


When we make our time, energy and financial resources less valued than that of others, we will often say ‘Yes’ when we want to say ‘No.’ As we build self-respect and value our selves, we free ourselves and create the paths to be more authentic.

It’s time to say “No!” to requests that warrant “No”.

Less is more and a simple ‘No’ says it all.

If that seems abrupt…

Create a script that works for you, like, “That doesn’t work for me right now.”

The more you practice (like with any tool), the more comfortable you will be.

Recognize how you feel when you are true to yourself.

It’s time to say “YES”, Yes to YOU!

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.           Madeleine Albright


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