Saying No Makes Time for What’s Important to You

How often have you been asked to take on a new project or to volunteer for a committee, and you really wanted to say no, but didn’t? What makes it so difficult for some of us to say no? Are you concerned about what others will think of you if you say no? Do you think you won’t be seen as a team player? Do you worry that they won’t ask you to be a part of another project in the future? Many people overload their schedules simply because they lack the courage to say no. The author of this article and short video suggests that our inability to say no is often based on fear. She challenges readers with simple questions to ask yourself. She suggests that you be direct and honest with yourself and others. Being able to say no to some things allows you the time and opportunity to focus on your priorities. She provides strategies to help us get to saying no more often.