There is one word that will guarantee success.
Without that one word you are doomed to fail. You will not hit your goals. You will struggle…a lot more than necessary. Some struggling is necessary for growth.
We all want to avoid as much struggle, pain and failure as possible. Even knowing that failure doesn’t make us a failure because nobody likes to fail.
So what is that one little word?
That one little, seemingly insignificant word is “no”.
That’s the word that guarantees success? That’s such a negative word, how can that guarantee success?
Without the word no we would all be running around accomplishing nothing. We would buy every product offered to us, we would click every link in every email. We would do everything that everyone asked us to do.
Have you ever been a people pleaser or know someone who is? They can’t say no to anyone and they run themselves ragged. They don’t take care of themselves, they feel guilty, they are overworked and underslept. They taken advantage of and though they have a smile on their face they are not happy at all.
They aren’t accomplishing anything.
When you try to please everyone you end up pleasing nobody. When you try to do everything you end up not getting anything done.
What is needed is focus on the goals of life and the ability to filter out the rest – and to feel good about saying no to a lot of things and a lot of people.
If this is something you need to work on and would like to learn more then I highly suggest you get a book that has helped me out tremendously in this area. Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, To Take Control of Your Life.
What do you think of that little word no? Do you use it enough? Have you found great freedom in using it?
To Your Success,
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