Do you want to go out tonight?
I’d love to but I have training.
Oh come on, you can miss one. Come and hang with us.
You know this type of conversation, you wanted to say no, but you are afraid to hurt peoples feelings, so you have some easy way out.
You’ve gotta keep control of your time and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life. Warren Buffet
No is a complete sentence. However, you can always add some kindness to it. You can always explain why are you saying no.
Hard part is, sometimes you have to say no to yourself (this is hard for creative people). My rule is: if its make me happy, I have a passion for it, I’ll do it.
What about you? Do you say no?