There is no doubt that developing a positive thinking mindset will help you create more positive experiences. But this does not mean that you have to pretend everything is perfect, nor that you are happy and enthusiastic all the time when you really don’t feel it. Learning to say no is a simple part of what makes us human beings.
When we are trying to reach the peak of success on the job, making a good impression by grabbing every opportunity that comes our way seems like the sure-fire technique to stay ahead of the game.
Even when the task at hand is not yet familiar to us, we have the tendency to have grace under pressure and even be a little over-optimistic.
Taking responsibility to carry out the task is definitely one key to success, but occasionally saying no when it is necessary is also part of becoming successful.
You don’t always have to handle every task that is asked of you because biting off more than you can chew will result in feeling overwhelmed. Learn to say “no” and you will reap the fruit of success.
So especially in the workplace, learning to say “no” is often necessary in order to have a less stressful experience in the job, and having the ability to cope with feeling overwhelmed. One of the keys is communication. Most employers will rather you be in communication than see it as you were unable or incapable of getting a task or project done on time.
Here are a few other tips that can help you deal with this situation and arm you with a little extra courage when it comes to learning o say no…