Saying ‘Yes’ is one of the most exciting things about life, when you’re saying yes to the right things that is. A big part of Integrity is Preserving Your ‘No’ so you have Blank Space to Create in. Its difficult if not impossible to Create in a space cluttered with the past, or cluttered with tasks and objects. Depending on the context, the clutter might be past relationships, “failures” in business or professional areas, or just plain clutter in your living environment.
People are going to make requests from you on a daily basis unless you happen to be living the life of a hermit. If you’re like me, you feel compelled to say yes to every request, but in order to Create an amazing life you need Blank Space and that often means saying ‘no’, or at least saying ‘later’. This is the same principle airlines use when instructing you to grab the oxygen mask for yourself first and THEN help others get theirs on. If you all try to help each other and pass out, its more likely that some of the passengers may die. One cannot be selfless without preserving their no, otherwise there will be no self left to give.
What are some general things you can say no to in life? Leave them below in the comments section.