If saying no to others means saying yes to yourself, you need to do it. Who will honor you if you yourself don’t set an example for others on how you deserve to be treated? ~ Luminita D. Saviuc
Have you ever been in a situation where you had to say no to someone about going to a social event? Maybe you said no to dessert or an alcoholic beverage? In situations like that, you’re not only saying no. The truth is you’re saying yes to yourself and more specifically your best self.
A James Clear quote I love is, “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.”
This is so true. When you’re working on something and taking the time to build your business or grow your skillset instead of scrolling on social media, you’re casting a vote to be a successful person. You’re saying “I’m the kind of person who focuses on the big picture and avoids nonsense where I can.”
No individual action changes you as a person that’s why habit formation is so big in the world of self-improvement and in general. Nobody can be truly offended if you tell them no and you are doing it to be your best self and if they are offended then forget them. It’s not their business to determine what the best thing for you is.
The best thing for each and every one of us is unique every moment is unique. By practicing the art of saying no to small people taking up our time and anything else that doesn’t bring us the value we say yes to the successful and fulfilled life we want.
Step one of this may be you saying no to your own urges and then moving on to saying no when others pressure you. Take any step forward and cast that vote for your best self by getting started today. Only you can elect yourself as the best version of yourself.
Have an awesome week!
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“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” - Tim Ferris