To be honest, for a long time, I had a problem saying "no." I genuinely love helping people. The problem with this is I taught people that I was secondary. Saying "yes" was unhealthy and stressful for me. It taught me that I had to be there for everyone but myself.
Essentially, I ran myself into the ground and nothing good comes from that! I had to discipline myself to say "no" even when I was available. It was hard! I like helping and serving. What I needed to learn was balance. I needed to learn to say "no" to some things and people so I could say "yes" to myself.
I begin this article with a powerful and important question: Are you happy with your quality of life? Notice I use the word "happy" rather than "satisfied." This is because you can be satisfied with your quality of life but not be happy. The point of quality of life is to live beyond satisfaction and to be happy. Life is about happiness and joy. Do you have peace?
Life gets pretty crazy sometimes. As much as we want to admit that we are great at balancing our lives, there are times when (quite frankly) we fall just short of the goal. What we have to remember is that it is perfectly okay (that’s right, it’s okay!) to fall short sometimes. It happens. The key is to get back up and learn from it.
Balancing our lives is a challenge. We have goals we want to achieve; and, often, it always seems as though the closer we are to attaining those goals, the further away they become. This causes us to do the unthinkable – multitask! As much as we want to believe we are achieving more by multitasking, we in fact are not.
Wisdom moments with The Authority in Global Business Dynamics.