Tuesday, April 16, 2013

N is for No

Repeat after me - "No."

Okay, say it again. A few times. Say it loudly and clearly. Got it? Alright. Let's move on.

Say No

So many people seem to have trouble saying this simple little word. They're so busy trying to please everyone that they end up hurting themselves in the end. Or sometimes we're just afraid to say no because everyone else is say yes. And sometimes, of course, we really don't have a choice.

Paulo Coelho

It's important for your own well being to learn how to say no and when to say no. It's an important word to have as a part of your vocabulary. It's hard to work on improving yourself you're busy sacrificing all that you are for other people and things.

Learning to say no is something that has helped me on my journey so far. I was always so scared that I would offend someone by telling them 'no' that I ended up saying yes to all sorts of things. It just doesn't do and I did nothing but hurt myself by doing so.

On the flip side of the coin are the times when I've said 'no' and should have said 'yes'. I've missed out on a lot of things because of that. I'm going to be covering this much more when I do 'Y' and I am really looking forward to that post.

Still, the fact remains that we all need to learn No. And to really do a thorough inventory before we can conclusively say yes or no to anything. It's important that you agree or disagree for the right reasons (and those reasons are up to you). Not because we feel guilted into it or we're afraid we might hurt anyone.

It all comes down to a simple - Be True to You.


  1. Great topic! I am working on saying 'no' more often so I don't overextend myself. It's not easy! Happy A-to-Z 2013! ~Angela, Whole Foods Living, http://www.wholefoodsliving.blogspot.com/

    1. It's definitely not easy. I have a hard time saying No to people giving me things - even if I might not want that thing.

  2. Great post! I linked back to you in mine today :)

  3. Very good point. I loved the Paulo Coehlo quote.