“You must learn to say ‘NO’ sometimes”
Why is a two letter word so hard to spit out??
Because we’re people pleasers. We like to help out, and we like that people seek us out when they need help making something happen. And every now and then, it isn’t a big deal.
But sometimes, people will take advantage of you and bleed you dry…. They assume that because you have a certain skill set you’re so good at, that you wouldn’t mind doing this all the time to help them! And if you give in all the time, you’re lowering your self worth and the value of what you do.
It’s ok to say no. You don’t have to be ugly when you do it, but make sure you effectively get your point across. Politely, but firmly say that you’re sorry but you can’t help. It’s up to you if you want to give them a reason, or you can just give them a flat no. They may try to guilt you or make you feel bad about it, but don’ let them. You know what you’re worth, and what you can do.