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Learning to Say NO
Self Excellence » Personal Development

Chrm Message From: pOOrnima Total Posts: 31 Join Date: 13/04/2007
Rank: Executive Post Date: 26/04/2007 09:59:50 Points: 155 Location: United States

Dear Friends,

Good day to you. Ever wondered how difficult it is to say ‘No’ to others. I had to attend a social gathering and couldn’t go for obvious reasons. It was very painful to say ‘No’ to the hosts. Not only in our personal lives but also in professional lives we face situations when we find it extremely difficult to say ‘No’. We find lots of people that keep saying ‘yes boss’ whether they like anything that’s said or done by others but seldom come across people that say ‘No’. How many times have we accepted ‘No’ from others? But did you all ever wonder how important it is to say ‘No’ at times? Please go through this small write up on saying ‘No’ and give me your feedback.

Be confident, straightforward, courageous and never hesitate to say ‘No’ when it is so demanded by the situation. Your slight courage in saying ‘No’ can sometimes save you from unpleasantness of the whole lifetime. Don’t get carried away by others’ influence. Have your independent personality that should stand like a rock amidst even severe opposition if you are right. Also have the courage to stand against any injustice or wrong being done. If you want to become great and unique, you will have to be different from the rest of the crowd. However, being straightforward shouldn’t be confused with being arrogant. It is possible to be straightforward while still remaining polite and respectful. If possible, you can also explain your reasons to the other party for saying ‘No’.

Some people opine that by saying ‘No’ others may feel annoyed and displeased. But remember that your purpose in life is not to please others. Your aim is self-development, both emotional and intellectual. Pleasure and displeasure of another person depends more on his own mentality rather than by what you say. For example, if a person is of negative mentality, he will view everything negative no matter what you say or do. So, instead of concentrating more on others, you should concentrate more on yourself, what you are doing and whether it is right or wrong according to you.



Chrm Message From: sanjay04 Total Posts: 57 Join Date: 13/04/2007  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 26/04/2007 10:02:59 Points: 285 Location: United States

Poornima, thank you for sharing this wonderful piece. Its like re-living a cliché.

Will be nice to hear from you instead on:
1. Why reference programs in IT orgs in not successful. For instance no org of more than 1000 will claim to get more than 2% through internal references
2. How to measure ROI within development groups
3. What role does brand play in enhancing recruiters efficiency?
4. etc.


Sanjay Mewar

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