Every time we say NO, or think about saying NO, there are perceived risks that sometimes are powerful enough to stop us in our tracks.
But when you recognize the stumbling block and know the appropriate antidote, you’ll be far more likely to have the difficult conversations in your life and work that need to be had.
Here are 5 Mindset Remedies for Common Fears About Saying No:
1) Fear: I won’t be liked or respected.
Saying NO requires knowing your biggest commitments and being willing to bravely stand for them even when doing so is unpopular. That’s all your NO is, it’s taking a stand for your biggest commitments even when the people around you don’t understand. If you don’t like and respect yourself enough to do that, anything from anyone else will feel hollow.
When you are not in balance, this has tangible costs in many intangible areas of your life. And that can include your health, your family relationships, your mood, or even your ability to focus.