On the Pursuit of GoalsThursday, September 04, 2014
In order to accomplish our goals and dreams, we have to sometimes say no to good but not great things so that there are resources and margin to say yes to the right opportunities. This often means saying no to people who request our resources or time. This usually isn't easy, but it is necessary.
The flip side of this is that we have to allow others to say no to us as well. Too often, when an expectation goes unmet or we receive an answer that we don't want to hear, we read into things and assume ill intent on the part of others where none actually exists.
If you want to support other people in the pursuit of their own goals and dreams, give them room to say no to you without taking it personally.