Yes or No
It’s a seemingly easy question as there are only two options to choose from.
Yes. No. Both words that are too easily used or not used enough.
Some people have difficulties refusing, rejecting, or just plain saying ‘no.’ They are the people pleasers. Never wanting to disappoint means never saying ‘no.’
For those in this camp… let’s talk. When you say ‘yes’ to all requests, you are ultimately saying ‘no’ to something else.
And the Dose knows that you people pleasers really can say ‘no’ … as you would say ‘no’ to committing criminal acts or leading your children astray. I hope.
For those who say ‘no’ to most every request and/or opportunity, I say this: You are missing out on some good stuff along the road. When I think back to some of my regrets in life, they are because the Dose said ‘no’ without thought to opportunities that stood right in front of me.
Regardless of your answer – ensure your yes is yes and your no is no… full stop!
Choose your answer wisely.
This post is dedicated to a dear friend in Heidelberg, Germany.