Don’t hesitate to say no



Saying no sometimes feels daunting and on more than one occasion I have gone against my desires and just said yes to avoid any awkward situations, leaving myself miserable for the sake of others.

I am once again faced with a situation that requires me to say no and I’m terrified of uttering that word. It’s funny how sometimes we know exactly what we want but we’re terrified of turning down an opportunity because of money or too much uncertainty.

However, deep inside I know what I want but I’m just scared it won’t materialise so I’ll have to settle for less again. When I put all this in writing I feel brave because it feels like this is the only place I feel comfortable 100% to admit I don’t want a certain job I applied for and I’m terrified of what it will look like to those around me if I reject it.

It’s terrifying to change your mind especially when money is involved and that might again give you the stability you need financially but I feel like I’m going against everything that I want for the sake of stability and it’s triggering my anxiety terribly. I think because I know deep down I want to dedicate myself to the businesses I’ve started despite not getting a stable income.

What I’ve created matters to me and I thrive when I create. I want that for my future and saying no to this opportunity might be the biggest gamble I will ever make but, I will say no because I believe in myself and the products I’m creating.

I hope this inspires you to follow your dreams and say no to things that maybe will solve your problems now but would make you miserable. It’s tough to make such decisions because no one is more ready than me to make more money and have financial stability but also no one is happier than me when I see someone bought my product and they liked it.

Steer where your happiness leads you, it may not be the easiest path but it is the more fulfilling one.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Brenda says:

    You should do what feels right for you. You don’t want to be in a job you’ll regret. Plus I’m sure most employers have had their offers turned down at times

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    1. DGs says:

      I did, even though it was scary! Still happy with my decision❤️.

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  2. Sarah Blain says:

    I so needed to read this. I have massive problems saying no. But your right saying no is enough.

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    1. DGs says:

      I think we all struggle to say no to some extent. It’s easier once we’ve recognised we have this issue and we can look at things differently, but we shouldn’t have to justify ourselves for saying no to someone/something. We have a right to say no when things don’t feel right. I’m glad you enjoyed reading this!

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      1. Sarah Blain says:

        You’re so right, once again I’m glad you made this post

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