Tonight, I said “No” to something. I stink at saying this word. I don’t want to let people down. I didn’t see “Yes Man” starring Jim Carrey. But I’m guessing this movie would fit me. I would just rather say yes and avoid the whole no thing all together.
For we people pleasers, it’s probably important to realize that “No” is not an evil word. “No” can be the best way to prioritize things in life that need to be a “Yes.” “No” can be a way to say “not now” but “maybe later.” “No” can be the way to make sure you’re not doing things half-way. “No” keeps us and others safe.
In my case, I’m pretty sure it will be a “Yes” later, but for now “No” it is. And that’s okay!