“NO is a positive word”
We are all guilty of it, staying too long, wearing out our welcome or as I like to say, “riding the pony into the dirt”.
What am I talking about? Knowing when it’s time to move on, let go or maybe just change directions.
What am I referring to? Anything in your life that no longer serves a purpose; a job, friend, relationship or a closet full of stuff. This past week these words, “don’t ride the pony into the dirt”, seemed to be a reoccurring theme for me and others in my life.
Why do we hang on too long? Guilt, money, overwhelmed or the feeling of “who else will take this over?” Are any of these good reasons? NO!
Why is NO a positive word? It allows us the ability to put our boundaries in place, it gives us freedom without guilt and it keeps us sane. Why is it so hard to say? Because we have always been told it’s negative, we should feel guilty for saying it and why can’t we just stay, do or keep whatever we are trying to rid ourselves of.
Try saying NO when you feel overwhelmed and can’t add one more thing to your life. Say NO to a job or relationship that no longer works for you. Walk away from adding one more material thing to your home that you don’t really need.
Review the things in your life that are draining your energy and say NO to the ones that no longer serve you and YES to the things that fuel your life.
Empower yourself with the word, “NO” and see what new world opens up for you!
I would love to hear your comments on how you empowered yourself with the word “NO”.