Now I know what you are thinking. You are thinking that at You Flourish Company we teach people to not overcommit and to say no, but I can’t even do it myself. I am very aware of the situation I have gotten myself into, and I realize I need to say no to a few things and take back my yes for a few things.
Now, persuasion can be a very good thing! If someone persuades you to volunteer with them or you persuade your friend to come to a fun concert with you, that’s fantastic! But sometimes it can be….well….not so good.
When Leah was five years old her, Al (affectionately called “Daddy”) got the big idea to take her swimming at a local lake. The problem was, he passed out in his truck and left Leah swimming alone in the alligator infested lake. Thankfully, a neighbor spotted Leah as she drove past and brought her home to safety.
Delegating isn’t the hard part. The hard part is letting someone else put their touch on something that is important to you.
These questions can leave us feeling empty and disconnected. However, the key to unlocking a fulfilling life lies in finding your “why” – the deep-rooted reason that gives meaning to your actions and fuels your passion.
After the car had been delivered to our driveway, we took it to an autobody shop to get a full look over. We wanted to be sure it was good to drive and fully functional.
You know that feeling… That feeling when you take a moment to yourself and realize that you are exactly where you are supposed to be…. That time and place when you recognize that you are completely aligned with who and what you want to be…
This bad habit of his drives me absolutely crazy, but recently I was wondering why I get so angry when he does this. Why do I let this little thing get under my skin so badly?
Furthermore, a 2017 article in Forbes quoted research that found people who have trouble saying “no” were more anxious and felt less in control of their lives. These people were less clear on their own priorities in life and had lower self-esteem.
Key Takeaway: Our body needs to release the stress it’s holding by knowing we are safe. Sometimes we need to think outside the box to let go of the stress our body is carrying, even long after the stressor is gone. You need to find what uniquely works for you.