Saying No Can Enable You to Make a Mark

Many times we get involved in situations where we are tempted to engage in so many trivial things that may not necessarily be beneficial to our passions in life. Sometimes these temptations can come from people who want you to join them in projects, activities or events that may not add value to who you are and what you are accomplishing with your life. Making a mark in life sometimes depends on being good at saying no to these distractions.

You have to get to a place whereby you clearly understand what your passions are and will not be sidetracked by tempting distractions that do not add value to your purpose. You cannot get ahead with your own goals if you are always saying yes to distractions, yes to tempting events, yes to someone else’s projects or yes to activities that have no value. You have to get to a place whereby you can say no to all these things (and more) without feeling guilty. Saying no can enable you to make a mark.

2 Responses to “Saying No Can Enable You to Make a Mark”

  1. Susan says:

    You are so right and it is so hard to say NO.

    These days we try to stay so positive that it makes it even more difficult to tell someone ‘no’.

    I use a method whereby I tell others I will let them know tomorrow. I always sleep on major decisions.

    Now I know it is said that the movers and shakers jump right in and make snap decisions. I prefer to sleep on it.

    What I do is ask for guidance before I sleep. Being very specific in your request always helps. Usually I am awakened in the night with the answer to my question or the manner in which I am to say “NO” that leaves everyone feeling good about the situation.

    Mahalo nui loa (heartfelt thanks) for writing about the need to say NO especially when it means staying true to ourselves.

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