Can you say "No"?

@mypigbox (2245)
China
March 11, 2007 7:31am CST
To dramatically improve our productivity and do more of the things we want in our life, we have to be firm with others and let them know if we cannot, will not or are unavailable to fulfil their requests. If we constantly say "yes" to everyone else's requests, we will never have the time to do what we really want to. Learn to say "No" in our daily life.
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@dlhnola (70)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I agree but personally find it very difficult to do until I am totally overwhelmed. I am working on asking for time to think about requests FIRST before I answer and deciding if it works for me.
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@mypigbox (2245)
• China
11 Mar 07
I have the same feeling.When we say 'no' to others,usually we are compunctious later.always think it will break down the relationship with others/friends.
@bufu2u (445)
• China
13 Mar 07
common sense.it seems that there is a lot of skill to do it.
@bufu2u (445)
• China
13 Mar 07
I am not a person can refuse others request.So most time it give me more trouble.and make lots of bad result.Say 'no' while others give me a request.
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@mypigbox (2245)
• China
14 Mar 07
you are not alone in this situation.Say 'no' to the first request today.then waiting the result of it,usually nothing happen to you.
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@iokyoo (143)
• Pakistan
23 Mar 07
'Yes' or 'no' is depend on my feeling that time.that is true,believe it or not,i do that most time.