The importance of saying no

“I need to create an environment where I can be my best self, and that means being unapologetic about saying no to things that don’t serve me or move me closer to my purpose and the things that I care about the most.” ~Alicia Garza

Most of us feel guilty about saying no. We hate disappointing people and feel like we’re failing when we can’t be and do all the things everyone wants from us.

The truth is that our time and energy are limited. If we truly want to be our best selves and spend our lives on things that matter, it is absolutely crucial for us to say no to those things that don’t help us do that.

Just because something is someone else’s priority doesn’t make it ours, and it doesn’t make us bad people for saying no. Focus on your own purpose and say no to anything and everything that doesn’t serve that.

 

Adapted from an original image created by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Happiness is …

pathway

“Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.” ~W.H. Sheldon

We tend to think of happiness as something that comes to us from the outside when we have met all of our goals.

And it is true that meeting a goal can bring a burst of happiness.

But greater happiness can be found in the journey of working toward the goal with all that we are.

That sense of purpose can’t be beat as a source of lasting happiness!

Where are you headed? Are you going there wholeheartedly, without regret or reservation?


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