Let's face it: saying "no" is hard. Even when your schedule absolutely won't allow it, turning someone down for help on a project, attendance at their party, or a night on the town feels awful. As a result, many people end up saying "yes" anyway, overloading themselves and making everything mediocre as a result. There's an easy way to avoid being persuaded to bite off more than you can chew, however. Instead of saying you "can't" do what's asked of you, say you "don't" do things like that.
Just Say No
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Written by Ashley Hamer September 16, 2017
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