Find the perfect way to say no. It’s important to know how, with grace and tact, to say no.

#533 66. Find the perfect way to say no. It’s important to know how, with grace and tact, to say no.
Principle:
QUOTES:
[1] Scripture
[2] Find the perfect way to say no. Most of us default to saying yes because we don’t want to seem rude or unfriendly or unhelpful. Unfortunately, that also means we default to taking on more than we want or can handle.
It’s important to know how, with grace and tact, to say no. Maybe your response will be as simple as, “I’m sorry, but I just don’t have time.”
Develop your own way of saying no and then rehearse so it comes naturally. That way you won’t say yes simply because you think you should–you’ll say yes because you know it’s right for you.
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NOTES:
QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
How could this clarify my Reality?
How could this benefit if added to my Disciplines?
Who needs to hear this?
SOURCES:
[1] Scripture
[2] #66, from Jeff Haden, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on Inc.com on1/9/2017. https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/first-90-days-90-ways-to-boost-your-productivity.html
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