How To Say No

Leaders often find themselves stretched and overcommitted due to a desire to see progress. When asked to do, help, or perform, the passionate leader feels obligated to always say, “Yes”. However, there are times when the correct answer is, “No”… Sometimes, it’s just a bad idea. Sometimes it’s a good cause, but committing oneself would cost too much time or effort, or sacrifice the effectiveness of something else. Sometimes it simply doesn’t fit your mission. The reality is, it’s very hard for leaders to say No. Michael Hyatt has some suggestions on how to make saying NO much easier:

1. Never say YES on the spot.

2. Don’t feel like you need to give a long list of excuses.

3. Commit to no more than one major and one minor volunteer responsibility at a time.

4. Keep in mind you do not have to say yes just because you are capable.

5. Hit the delete button when guilt sneaks in.

Read the full article by Michael Hyatt here…