Mar 26, 2017
Whether it's in the context of work, friendship or organising your own time, saying NO is one of the hardest things to do sometimes.
When someone comes to us with a new piece of work, a chance of socialise, or a need that it is presumed you can meet, the easier response is often YES. Yes I can. Yes I will. Yes I would be happy to. (Even if we don't really mean it.)
But do we know how to say NO when it really matters? Have we personally mastered the art of balance between, as Austin Kleon expressed -- being as generous as you can but selfish enough to get your work done and take care of yourself?