By: Joel Cochran
When wass the final time that you simply mentioned no? I don’t imply the apparent stuff like saying no to a foul film or to working the RTO in a weighted vest. The type of no that I’m speaking about is the one that may make you are feeling uncomfortable like saying no to your boss after they ask you to tackle one other challenge, or saying no to a pal who needs you to cease by their celebration regardless that you might have earlier plans on that day together with your spouse.
The issue with really saying no is that we aren’t used to doing it. As an alternative of controlling our personal schedule and life we enable others to take over just by not utilizing these two little letters that sit collectively as an ideal pair. If we’re at all times saying sure to one thing or somebody then we’re giving up our proper to decide on and management how our day, week, month and even yr goes.
Now I do know what a few of chances are you’ll be considering, at all times saying no will maintain you from having the ability to expertise new issues and other people, simply have a look at the film “Sure Man,” he actually couldn’t say no! However let me flip that concept on its head for only a second by supplying you with some distinction.
Each time that you simply say sure to one thing, you might be additionally saying no. Don’t get it? If I say sure to my boss on taking over a brand new challenge, I’m saying no to placing in my full effort to my present challenge which in flip makes the brand new challenge sub par as nicely. If I say sure to my pals celebration, I’m saying no to spending a full day centered on my spouse and constructing a relationship together with her.
The purpose is, we’re consistently overworking, overbooking and overexerting ourselves each probability we get after which marvel why we really feel so exhausted and underachieving on the finish of the day. My problem for you is to get a small calendar which you can dangle up someplace that’s seen on a regular basis, and every time that you simply say “no” make a mark on that date. On the finish of the month, see the place you might be at and take an sincere have a look at the stuff you mentioned no to and whether or not that gave you extra time to be centered on the stuff you mentioned sure to.
In case you are occupied with listening to extra about my very own experiences of claiming no, or wish to see how saying no may help enhance your life, shoot me a textual content at 775-338-9966 or ship me an e-mail at Joel@doubleedgefitness.com.