Sunday, December 9, 2012

People pleasing and the word NO!

Well, it happened again as I almost took on the RESCUER role
after a phone call from an individual who wanted editing help
with his biography and I had been recommended. How can you
say "no" after that introduction? I would be rejecting two people:
the person who recommended me and the person needing help.
I've always tried to keep everyone happy even at my own expense. 
You think after SURVIVING two demanding marriages and divorces,
I should have learned, but I'm still a work in progress. Smile...

Finally after lots of thought, prayer and inner voices arguing inside,
REASON prevailed and I decided to say "No." The requester was quite
polite and accepted my decision well. I'm happy and realize again
how difficult it is to keep priorities in mind and my life in BALANCE!

3 comments:

Millie said...

I know it must of been difficult for you to say "no", but sometimes that is the best answer. I learned to say no just a few yeas ago. I just felt I was hurting their feelings if I declined their request. But I soon realized that those were the best decisions I ever made.

Kay said...

Good for you. It is difficult to say, "no". But sometimes, for your own sanity, you must.

SandyCarlson said...

I'm glad you spoke up for yourself.