Saying Yes When Yout Should Be Saying No

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Say Yes To Saying No

Do you say yes to requests that commit you to things you don’t really have time for or that make you feel stressed? There are many reasons that people say yes, when they really want to say no:

• Some people have a great sense of duty and obligation. They feel like they have to say yes to almost anything they are asked to do.

• Some people just want everyone to like them, and they’re afraid if they say no they might cause the person making the request to reject them.

• Some people are afraid they’ll miss out on a big opportunity if they say no to something.

• Some people feel flattered when they are asked to do something extra.

• Some people hate confrontation so much that they will do almost anything to avoid it, including saying yes even when they want to say no.

When you do need to say no, here are a few tips that might help:

• Always be polite, but firm. Don’t over explain about your situation because the person making the request might then try to convince you to say yes.

• Say no as soon as possible to avoid dragging the situation out.

• Always know your priorities. If something doesn’t fit in with your beliefs or needs, don’t


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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Good advice, Alberto. I am always afraid I'll miss out on an opportunity, while not taking into account that time spent unwisely will cause me to miss other opportunities. I am slowly learning that saying no can be very powerful.

Sep 14, 2015 09:46 AM #1
Troy Erickson
Diverse Solutions Realty - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Alberto - Saying 'no' to others is not an easy thing to do. Thanks for sharing your tips and advice.

Sep 14, 2015 02:42 PM #2
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relo, Commercial, Luxury & Lifestyle, Residential



Setting and honoring boundaries is not something we tend to learn growing up so we have to as adults. Not always easy.

Sep 15, 2015 12:35 AM #3
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