Know Your Boundaries – The Joy of Saying “No”

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Do you ever say “No?”

Can you say “No” confidently and without further justification (to yourself?)

Saying “No” is one of the most powerful statements you can make.

Saying “No” is about knowing (“No”-ing) your personal boundary.

Your personal boundary is the border of your own private country.

The one you live in. The one where you write (and break) the rules.

A country where only you govern

You are the only citizen. What belongs inside your territory only belongs to you.

Saying “No” keeps your power within you. It economises and budgets your personal energy so that you can be saying “YES” to the really juicy stuff that truly gets you energised. As CD Baby creator, Derek Sivers, would say:

“If I’m not saying “HELL YEAH!” about something, then say no.” – Derek Sivers

Learning To Say No

Everybody benefits when you say “No.”

Your business partner benefits, your family benefit, your partner-in-life benefits.

Learning to say no comes with self-confidence using courage. Courage is the ability to overcome our fears and anxieties. Through practising courage, saying “No”, we build our inner confidence, our inner game.

“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” – W. Clement Stone

Try it

“I could but I won’t”

“Thanks but I can’t commit to that”

“That’s very kind of you to ask but I have to say No”

“No, I can’t. If I have the opportunity at a later date you’ll be the first to know”


You can say “No” for any reason, at any time.

It’s your personal right. It’s your space.

Learn and practise the joy and power of saying “No.”

What are you saying “No” to today?

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Photo Credit: © Sandra Farrow

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