It is Okay to Say No!

It is Okay to Say No!

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Nina Medina

Founder & Owner of: The Happy Life 101

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer


Photo Credits: Nina Medina

“When you say ‘Yes’ to Others, make sure you are not saying ‘No’ to Yourself.”- Paulo Coelho

Usually, we look for things that would make us happy. Sometimes, we forget that another way to be happy is to eliminate the things or reject the people who makes us unhappy.

We put up with people because we consider them friends or they are part of the family. We listen to them whine about their misfortunes, cry over heartbreaks to the nth time, or vent their anger and frustrations. We become the sponge who absorb their negativity.

There are times when we can not reject a favor requested by our boss or a work colleague simply because we are just too shy to say no, or we have this “image” that we want to maintain. There are things that we no longer like to do but keep doing them because they have been considered as traditions, or they have been part of a routine that started ever since no one can even remember!

If we do not learn how to say “No” to the things and to people who stress us out and make us uncomfortable, then we will always find ourselves in an unhappy situation. 

So, the next time someone approaches you to have you do something that you don’t like to do, just take a deep breath and then say NO. Remember that you don’t have to justify your answer for the sake of maintaining a “nice image”.:)

Article Credits: Nina Medina

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author

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46 thoughts on “It is Okay to Say No!”

    1. Exactly! Sometimes, it’s hard to refuse that’s why we do things that we do not like, but saying NO is something that we need to learn to do.

  1. Sometimes it is frustrating. When you husband or son or someone close replied with no at everything. Every single thing. Sometimes saying yes is a good practice too. My cousin always said no to his mom when she asked him to stop play video games and requested him to study. Result? You can guess.

    1. I understand what you mean. On the contrary, my point is actually on saying no to things that you do not want to do as favor for someone else especially if your mind and heart are against it– sometimes, people ask us to do something as a favor for them, and even if we don’t want to, we are shy to say “no” because we don’t want to embarrass them or we want them to think we’re nice, and so we often cannot refuse…that is when it is okay to say No. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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