I just ran across this great article by Elizabeth Grace Saunders about the hidden cost of always saying “yes” to every request.

Yes or No


I can relate to the article. I was a habitual “yes” for many years. After all, if they were asking me they must think I knew what I was doing. It meant they liked me!!! It was my subconscious wanting to be popular.  This had a huge impact on my life and my performance as a professional. I worked too many long hours. I deferred my wishes and wants to my family’s demands. Even worse, I defined my own self-worth with every yes.

Learning to say no not only help me bring balance to my life, it also gained me real respect from my colleagues. Most importantly, giving myself permission to say “no” allowed me to I respect myself.


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