The answer is no. No is a complete sentence. At times it is the hardest word to say and the most difficult concept for people to comprehend. We know that they have not understood us because we have to repeat it.
As for me the most difficult people to say no to are those in authority. Doctors are the authority figures I am most frequently in contact with. However as of late I have had to say no to treatment options that I feel are not good fit for me. Standing firm in my decisions regarding my health has been terrifying. No can be an action word. This word allows me to stand with dignity in my decisions. My wife’s support and continuous research has allowed me to never stand alone.
I had to develop the quality of no. Life is a great teacher. I have had to say no to opportunities because the timing is wrong. I had to say no to a luxury purchase and live in my financial reality. It is a small word but so powerful and life changing.
Just for this moment embrace the no in your life. Be open to seeing the positive aspect of no and the action quality the word no can have. When I began to say “no” I began to set boundaries and keep them. Fear began to dissipate. The word no empowered me. No allows me to walk away when situations do not suit me. “No” allows me to stand when I used to cower.
No is a complete sentence.