The art of saying "no"

Learn how to say "no" in a way that is respectful and assertive.

Published on Mar 15, 20241 min read

Over the years, I have encountered a common piece of advice—learning to say "no". Now I'm asking myself why a request should change my focus.

I don't want to simply become adept at saying no; I want to understand the motivations behind my decisions.

My aim is to produce mindful, technical work that reflects my values and resonates with purpose. This requires a conscious effort to filter out any unnecessary commitments and distractions, enabling me to focus on projects that truly matter.

Saying "no" isn't about restriction but liberation. It allows me to set boundaries, protect my time and ideas, ensuring that I have the mental capacity to invest in the important things.

Having numerous opportunities is wonderful, and I will always be grateful for them. However, without clear reasonings it does not necessarily equal abundance.

Not a restricting rule but rather a guiding principle, beginning a better life ahead.


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