No.

Saying ‘no’ is about communicating what your values are, and what you will and will not tolerate on the basis of these values.

Saying ‘no’ is about protecting your energy and making sure that it only goes to the things that truly matter.

Saying ‘no’ is about respecting your life and being a good steward of its most precious resources: time and energy.

Whenever saying ‘no’ feels hard — and it will feel hard sometimes — remember these things.

‘No’ is a superpower — the kind that really only works when you choose to use it.

As you become more confident with wielding the power of saying ‘no’, remember to rejoice in the act and all the things — the remaining important parts of life — that it allows you to say ‘yes’ to.

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Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (ephemera.photography)

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