Have we learned to take no for an answer?

@Zelmarq (11503)
Cebu City, Philippines
May 25, 2007 7:50pm CST
here are times that I cant take no for an answer, but when it does happen I try to cope with the problem and the issue. We cant be just spoiled brats who get what we want and sometimes fail and get no for an answer. Its a matter of having the right attitude on things and issues and how we react on things that matters most. It may hurt us in the process but its life's fact and reality that we get no for the things that we long for, may it be in our carreer plans, plans for the future, and even for our love life. How about you my friends, have you learned to take no for an answer? Hope we could share our opinions on this issue. Hope you have a nice day!
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• Singapore
26 May 07
I guess that means we are inquisitive and persistent if we cannot take no for an answer? Well there are people like that, but most are not all that intensely curious. Many are accustomed to take no for an answer. In fact, it is already commendable for many to start asking for an answer.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 May 07
Yes, often we fail because even if it was the best we can do we still push ourselves to the limit and then get nothing and then we feel we have not doen our best. And the next day we keep on pushing ourselves again and again.
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• Singapore
6 Jun 07
Thanks for BR! ;-)
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Jun 07
you're welcome lordwarwizard.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
26 May 07
"Some of God's greatest gofts are unanswered prayers"
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
26 May 07
gifts sorry
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
26 May 07
Yes, I agree with you my friend. Its something that teaches us even with pain in our hearts we have lessons.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
26 May 07
I disagree with you my friend that there are prayers that are unanswered because I believe that God answers all prayers. It is just that sometimes, the answer is not what are asking for. We just need to open our hearts more to hear or feel what God is trying to tell us.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
26 May 07
I have learnt to see why I cannot take NO for an answer. It all depends on what is the question in context. While I agree that most of us are unable to accept NO as the answer, we still have to accept the fact that NO means NO. This is because we do not ask but demand. When we demand, we expect a Yes and feel hurt if the answer is a NO. If we ask and the answer is a NO, we will feel less hurt since we are asking and not demanding. This is what makes the difference.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 May 07
Yes, I agree with you my friend. It does take a proper mind set to be able to accept that sometimes a no is possible.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
26 May 07
I just don't take 'NO' for an answer, especially when it comes to my work or business. If they say no, it only means that I had to prod or push more. I am one of those who believes that a 'no' can always be turned to a 'yes'. I had this experience wherein we were asking for a strategic space in one of the major dept store in the city and for years they had been saying 'No'. When I came in, I kept on talking to them for over a year until finally they said 'yes'. The same happened also to some of my proposals. A 'No' is never the end but a greater challenge for me.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
26 May 07
That a good spirit you got there cdparazo. A no means a yes in the process, a no is a result of a half baked work or a half baked effort, it could be a yes if we try and push ourselves to the limit. have a nice day!
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