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Saying "No".

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lately I've been asked to do many things by people who I love. Sometimes I can say only a partial yes. Other times I have to say no.
No is a very good word because it frees me up to do the things that are important to my heart. While I hate to disappoint people, there are things much worse than that. I have dreams to fulfill. I have my own dreams to fulfill. I have to keep my boundaries-especially with some very demanding people.
Where would I be if I said "yes" to everyone? Not where I want to be.
Find your own path, and say yes to it.
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BOPPY_ 3/10/2013 11:07PM

    The picture and your gesture say much more than the words.

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MJ7DM33 3/10/2013 9:49PM

  WTG!

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68ANNE 3/10/2013 6:51PM

    Good for you. I spent too many years not saying no

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JUSTDOINGIT101 3/10/2013 4:50PM

    Saying no can be very empowering, for sure and for certain.

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CLARALAW 3/10/2013 4:43PM

    I have learned, for the most part, people will not take advantage of you if you do not let them.

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POPSY190 3/10/2013 3:50PM

    It can be a difficult thing to do, but is essential if other people are not to be allowed to pull your strings all the time.

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IMREITE 3/10/2013 2:40PM

    it is important not to spread ourselves out so thin so that things we enjoy become horriale chores.

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JOANIE69 3/10/2013 12:08PM

    emoticon If we neglect our own selves, we are not healthy enough spiritually, physically, emotionally, or mentally to truly be of benefit to others. emoticon

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CINDYTW 3/10/2013 11:39AM

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TERRY0217 3/10/2013 11:16AM

    I was one of those "yes" people...that gets us very frustrated with people...saying NO at times is not a bad thing...we also have things we need to do in our lives...we need to take care of ourselves in order to take care of others...God bless emoticon

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IOEINC 3/10/2013 10:40AM

    Great blog! Saying no is a very important lesson some people never learn. I know first hand because it took me a long time to learn it but now that I have I am sorry I did not learn it long ago. There are only so many hours in the day and a lot of those have to be "me" time to care of myself!!


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DEBBIELCG 3/10/2013 9:55AM

    good for you. we all need to say no more often and keep the monkey off our back.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/10/2013 9:30AM

    so very true, saying no is so difficult but a word that is necessary

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1CRAZYDOG 3/10/2013 9:29AM

    DEFINITELY have to take the power back by saying NO sometimes when You have to put YOU first!

HUGS

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SHERYLDS 3/10/2013 9:22AM

    It's also a matter of setting priorities.
A lot of times people will ask someone else to do something
because they want someone else to do it FOR them,
and then we end up putting ourselves further down the list.

good blog

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3/10/2013 9:15AM

    I seem to have the yes problem a lot....then, I'm over committed. Not a fun place to be.

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/10/2013 8:32AM

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COLLEENROSTE 3/10/2013 8:27AM

    NO is a powerful word, and it is a good word to use with honesty, respect and love

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/10/2013 8:02AM

    Absolutely!

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MSLZZY 3/10/2013 7:47AM

    It is very important to set limits on what you do for others. They may be disappointed but life goes on.

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NKOUAMI26 3/10/2013 7:17AM

    So true!!!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 3/10/2013 7:06AM

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MARYJOANNA 3/10/2013 6:47AM

  You cannot let people impose upon you, and by saying yes all the time that is exactly what they do. Good for you that you have learned to say no. That is difficult for some people.

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