By: Joel Cochran
When wass the final time that you just stated no? I don’t imply the plain stuff like saying no to a foul film or to operating the RTO in a weighted vest. The form 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 venture, or saying no to a buddy who desires you to cease by their party though you’ve 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 permit others to take over just by not utilizing these two little letters that sit collectively as an ideal pair. If we’re all the time 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 you could be considering, all the time saying no will hold you from with the ability to expertise new issues and folks, 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 providing you with some distinction.
Each time that you just say sure to one thing, you’re additionally saying no. Don’t get it? If I say sure to my boss on taking over a brand new venture, I’m saying no to placing in my full effort to my present venture which in flip makes the brand new venture sub par as properly. If I say sure to my mates party, I’m saying no to spending a full day targeted on my spouse and constructing a relationship along with her.
The purpose is, we’re continually overworking, overbooking and overexerting ourselves each likelihood 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 that you could grasp up someplace that’s seen on a regular basis, and every time that you just say “no” make a mark on that date. On the finish of the month, see the place you’re at and take an trustworthy have a look at the stuff you stated no to and whether or not that gave you extra time to be targeted on the stuff you stated sure to.
If you’re concerned about listening to extra about my very own experiences of claiming no, or want to see how saying no may also help enhance your life, shoot me a textual content at 775-338-9966 or ship me an e mail at Joel@doubleedgefitness.com.