It can be really hard to say “no”.
We hate the idea of missing out.
We don’t want to let people down.
Sometimes, we’re just avoiding a difficult conversation.
So we say “yes”.
We give away our energy.
We give away our attention.
We give away our time.
We give and give and give.
Until we’re tired.
We’re overwhelmed with commitments.
Our schedule is full.
Then something comes along that we’d really like to do.
Something we feel will fill our cup.
Something that calls to us.
Yet, we can’t.
Because we’re already committed elsewhere.
We can’t say “yes” because we couldn’t say “no”.
We don’t have enough time.
And it’s because of nobody but ourselves.
It’s hard to think of anything more valuable than time.
You only have so much time.
How prudent are you with this most precious asset?
How much do you squander on unfulfilling activities?
Cluttering space that could be given to your best life?
Letting one opportunity pass creates space for others.
Saying “no” is saying “yes”.
You don’t have to keep a full schedule.
You don’t have to have an excuse for uncommitted time.
You don’t have to justify not doing something.
Your time is yours and yours alone.
Choose how you allocate it wisely.
There will always be trade-offs.
You are worthy of a most excellent life.
One with freedom.
One with breathing room.
One with flexibility to live it on your terms.
That will require saying “no”.
So that you can say “yes”.
You’ve got this.