Thursday, 1 March 2018

The importance of saying no!

Don't you love people who always agree with you? Who do everything you ask them to do? Who never say no? 
We feel like they are our fans. We would be nice to them in the short run because we like how they back us up in every single thing. 

Unfortunately, saying yes all the time leads to only bad things in the long run. Saying no is as important. I am not advocating rebellion for the sake. I don't want people to be rebels without a cause. I am advocating a good balance. We all have our limitations, be it time, skills or even interest. We sometimes ignore them and say 'yes' to new work, random commitments and sometimes even favors that we know we will have a tough time meeting. 

Saying no is difficult and requires a lot of emotional courage. It is not something that will make you popular in the short term but in the long run, it will make your practices more sustainable. 

Do it. Say no. 

Say no when you know that you are too stretched. Say no when you don't feel like it. Say no when you know that you won't be able to pull it off.

Be reasonable. 

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