Saying “No” So You Can Say “Yes”

by Joshua Rivers | Success Road Podcast

Why is saying “no” so hard?

Some of us are people-pleasers, so we like saying “yes” to people.

It makes us feel better when we help others (gives us that dopamine boost).

Sometimes, we feel like we need a “small distraction” from our other responsibilities.

And, honestly, sometimes we just want to have some fun in our lives.

Saying “yes”

  • When you say “yes” to something, you are automatically saying “no” to something else.
  • Conversely, when you say “no” to something, it allows you to say “yes” to something else – hopefully to the right thing.
  • Saying “no” takes discipline – as we already talked about, it’s not easy.

What to say “no” to

  • Social media
  • Email
  • Amazon
  • Overtime
  • Friends and family
  • Education

What to say “yes” to

  • Be purposeful, not entrepreneurial.
  • Ask yourself, “What is the One Thing I can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?”
  • Don’t burn yourself out – take time for personal care

Helpful resources

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