Saying NO and Staying Happy
This one is gonna be short but important.
Stacey Hall made a short article on Delivering Happiness about saying “no”.
I often wished for a way to say ‘no’ in a nice way.
One day, I got my wish. I made a request of someone else…and they replied with:
‘Thank you, but that doesn’t work for me.’
I loved that answer!
No explanations, no excuses, no apologies… just a clear, complete, and polite response that she would not be able to accept my request.
This short part of the article is the main statement. Saying “no” is essentiell and tough at the same time in some cases.
We need to keep our personal goals in mind. Saying no has not to be impolite. Derek Sivers once stated “It´s either HELL YEAH! or no!”
With this decision and way of thinking we can leave room in our lifes to throw ourselves completely in the important things.
Quoting Derek Sivers:
We’re all busy. We’ve all taken on too much. Saying yes to less is the way out.
When it comes to one of those decisions again, we should think about: ‘Thank you, but that doesn’t work for me.’
(Even “but” is actually a buzz word which signals negativity by the way. But this is going to far at this point.)