Saying No Part 2

Yesterday, I started to talk about why we say yes, when we really want to say no.  Today, I want to continue with how to say no.

Below are two ways to say no without lying.

  1. “I can’t give it my full effort.”

When I have a lot of other priorities, I tell people that I hate to commit myself to something half-heartedly. They will understand that the reason I say no is not that I don’t appreciate the opportunity but that I won’t be of help to the extent that would benefit either side.

  1. “I can’t but you might want to ask…”

Usually, when I can’t take advantage of an opportunity or help a friend, I recommend someone else who can.  If the other person is free and accepts, then it becomes a win-win-win for everyone.

Do you have any other ways you use to say no?


About davis1992

I love life.

Posted on January 10, 2013, in Updates on My Goals. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Sometimes I would say that I don’t have the time to do it because I have other engagements, I have no way of getting to the event, or I have homework to do (since I’m not the best manager of time lol). I don’t like saying no, but for the sake of the work that needs to be done, I have to do it.

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