‘No’ is in itself a complete sentence. It does not require any justification or explanation.
‘No’ is such a simple word with only two letters, yet saying ‘no’ is harder for most people than saying ‘yes’ or ‘I’ll be glad to help you’. Many of us grow up to become people-pleaser in their lives, the word ‘no’ drops out of their vocabulary and they substitute it with lot of ways to be agreeable and keep other person happy. It has become engraved in our culture to instantaneously say ‘yes’, rather than saying no, since it feels weird and even rude sometimes. More scared we get from saying no, harder things become for us. Continue reading “It’s ok to give yourself permission to say ‘NO’”