It’s OK to say “No”

We’ve all seen the movie “The Yes Man.” Or at least have heard about it or seen commercials. The point is, good things happen when you open yourself up to receiving all things the universe has to offer, and saying “yes” to absolutely every opportunity, even if it seems wacky. In fact, the wacky ones may pay off in the end, according to the movie.

While the “yes” concept is alluring and all’s well that ends well….well, it may be wise to set limits in real life. Knowing when to say “no” is an equally important aspect of the self-awareness process. “No” is a rejection of something that has no room in your life, so that you can make space for the things that truly resonate with you as an individual.

Oftentimes, we say “yes” to things in the hopes of pleasing those that are making offers to us. But this kind of thinking is sure to end up not pleasing anyone. If our heart is truly not into it, then we are not doing either party any favors. Respect one another and be honest and truthful about your values. This will allow us a fair chance at recognizing whether we share the same interests and place us on a path to either deepening our connection, or heading our separate ways. In any case, it will be better than attempting to fake like-mindedness and forge something that will not benefit either person.

There is a saying that has been going around the web recently, “Today is the day to let go of the things that no longer serve me.” We need to be able to recognize when we have gotten to a place where we are comfortable and happy, and not force a good thing to turn bad.

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