Have you ever seen the movie “Yes Man” starring Jim Carey? Well I was that guy who said yes to everything without even thinking about the consequences or the work that needs to be done having doing so. So I’ve been practicing the art of saying no lately, and it’s been really great, and quite challenging for me, especially feeling no guilt after doing so.
It’s a great practice, and I suggest you do it (for those of you out there who are an automatic “yes” to everything that comes your way). Saying “no” can really make you take a look at what you really want and what’s important to you, not what other people think is good for you, and you can filter out the things you don’t want. I know I may sound like a broken record at this point but I just can’t tell you how good it feels to say no.