I love this saying “No is a complete sentence, it does not require justification or explanation.”
There are two things I like about this saying, one is learning to say no in the first place and the other is that you do not need a lengthy explanation as to why you are saying no.
Why do so many people find themselves saying yes when they actually mean no?
Learning to say no (and meaning it) can change your life, for the better. Some people say Yes when they mean NO and don’t even realise that they do that. You can find yourself in trouble by agreeing to do things that make you feel uncomfortable or even resentful.
“When you learn to say yes to yourself, you will be able to say no to others, with love” – Alan Cohen
Right here, right now I will be honest with myself and other people when choosing to say no to any given situation or question. I will not over-explain my decision to choose to say no when this is a choice and I will not give a lengthy explanaition why that is my answer. When answering yes, I do not explain why that is my answer therefore that should apply when my answer is no as well.
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