The Art Of Rejection – Say No! When it’s needed


No! One simple but powerful word in our life.

If you say ‘Yes’ to everyone or every task presented to you then you are a passenger of a train which is heading towards a destination which is very popular and known as Being Unproductive.

It’s a well known, simple fact that you or I can’t stay productive always. There are times when we realize we are breaking down or the quality of our work is being affected. During those times, we decide to take a break to feel refresh, divert our attention from the work by doing things that we like. (I like wandering alone in the neighborhood.)

Saying ‘Yes’ to everything or everyone will keep your plate always full with a bunch of things that you are not even responsible for doing or not interested in doing.

You’ll always get a request from people to do things that they don’t want to do, or simply they take advantage of your habit of saying yes to everything.

If you make too many commitments then you are simply cutting yourself short on time. In the end, you won’t be able to get anything done or at least not on time.

By saying ‘Yes’ very frequently you’re heading towards being unproductive. To stay productive, have some free time, and minimize the stress you’ve to master the art of rejection – Say No.

Don’t let people’s opinions affect the decisions you make in your life.

How do you master the art of rejection?

People find saying ‘No’ to someone very hard. I don’t know why they do find it so hard, in reality, it’s quite easy if you know the right way to say it. Here are some tips or ways that will help you to learn the art of rejection – Say no.

You Have A Choice

If you are not good at saying no to people then you will always end up with the short end of the stick. Too much work and took less time.

No! Saying it when its needed will always going to weigh down the extra burden you have to carry when you say Yes!

No, and Yes both are the two different sides of the same coin. But it doesn’t mean that you’ve to choose the same side every time.

You have the freedom to choose.

Why not use it?

You’re Not A Bad Person If You Say No

Saying no when you want to or have to is not going to hurt your credentials and reputation.

So when and how you should say no?

Say it when we want to or have to.

Set your priorities, check your to-do list, if you are packed then you don’t have any obligation to say yes. The task presented to you if you don’t want to do it just say no.

If it doesn’t fit in your timetable then you don’t have sacrifice anything to say yes, just be frank and say no. And it’s not going to make you a bad person.

Value Your Time

Acknowledge your plans, remember your commitments, and realize how valuable your own time is. When someone asks you to do something, just recall everything and you’ll realize you don’t have enough time on your hand to take on any new commitments. At that moment, the only option you’ve is to tell them, “I just can’t do it right now. My schedule is completely packed with things.”

Maybe Later

If you don’t find saying No comfortable or you don’t want to completely shut the door on the person then you’ve another option that you can use.

When you are presented with a task, just recall your schedule and if you don’t have time to take the task, but you don’t want to say no the person then you can say, “Maybe later, right now my plate is overloaded. Perhaps you can come back and check with me after 3 days.”

Next time when a person checks back with you, you might have some free time to do the task.

How you use the art of rejection? Let us know in comments…

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Singh Romy

Singh Romy

Co-founder at Solutions&Beyond. Spend most of my time thinking about ideas, marketing, and product. I love connecting brands with their audience through creative stories, and experiences. Working for a better life, and to make One Big Dream into a reality.

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