Do you realize the power you have when you say NO? There are many things in life that we should’ve said no to, yet those experiences were completely necessary in our overall growth.

The Power of No, if wielded wisely, is an instrument of integrity and a shield against exploitation. It often takes a lot of courage to say. And it is very hard to receive. But setting limits is what sets us free.

By Judith Sills Ph.D., The Power of No published November 5, 2013

In order to keep our minds healthy, along with our emotional state of being, we must learn to do what’s best for ourselves first. Although selflessness is a key part of how we as humans should live life together. As it is written, love your neighbor as you would yourself.

The No that is an affirmation of self implicitly acknowledges personal responsibility. It says that while each of us interacts with others, and loves, respects, and values those relationships, we do not and cannot allow ourselves to always be influenced by them.

No! Clip art

The more clear our goals become, the easier and more powerful each no becomes. Saying “no” takes practice, and it may backfire, but to me it’s the ultimate sign of maturity.

Chikodi Chima

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