NO. Can you say NO? It’s a little word that can lift you to new levels of physical health and emotional well being. When I was in my 20’s I had a hard time saying this word. My mother would say, “David, I am sorry you have a tendency to be too kind. You got that from me.”
I didn’t understand what she was referring to at the time, but I do now.
Saying NO is not mean. It can mean that you’ve hit a thresh hold of pain and you cannot take it any more. Waiting for a thresh hold can act like a volcano that’s been waiting to erupt.
Have you ever erupted? I have. The truth is you have a right to calmly say..NO, I’d rather not do that. NO, I think I’ll do this instead.
It’s not pretty. Insecurity, low self-esteem and blaming your childhood are just some of the reasons behind NOT saying NO.
People pleasing is also a factor when it comes to NOT saying NO.
Habit dictates how often we say yes or NO. Each day consciously guard your words and listen to how many times you say yes…or…NO.
Ask yourself why you say yes or no will give you a clue as to how you feel about YOU.
Damage to your health and relationships can occur by NOT saying NO.
Today, say NO to a demand you children are giving you, or your spouse co-worker or boss.
But most of all say NO to the person in the mirror. The freedom of NO is staring you in the face right now. Don’t believe me? Go look in the mirror.
That person needs your help.