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.
Is this you, too? Maybe you don't have this problem but are around people who do. How healthy are they? What kind of balance do they have? Are they running themselves in the ground? How helpful are they if all they do is say "yes" to others but never "yes" to themselves? (I know, you're just "asking for a friend!")
It's time to start saying "no" so we can say "yes" to ourselves and there's nothing wrong with that!
Wisdom moments with The Authority in Global Business Dynamics.