Do you know why you can’t trust your decisions?
Because you don’t understand the power of no.
Once you understand the power of no, you will be able make decisions you can trust with ease.
Why is no so powerful?
Let me ask you this: do you enjoy sitting in rush hour traffic?
You can’t move.
You feel stuck.
Here’s the connection: until you understand the power of no, your decision-making is like sitting in rush hour traffic.
You can’t move forward.
Yet with the power of no you can clear away tons of mental congestion — cutting through the confusion so you can move ahead, flying down the highway of life.
How do you say no?
It’s not easy at first.
Because you don’t want to miss out on anything, your tendency is to say yes to far too many things.
To say no, you are going to have to let go of your need to be a part of everything.
But once you see how powerful your decisions become, how much peace of mind you gain — you’ll never turn back.
What will you do with all that power?
That’s a good question.
A powerful no clears away so much confusion.
All of a sudden, you realize that 95 of the 100 options you were considering drop away.
With only 5 things left to choose from, decision-traffic clears, and you are free to move ahead.
This is called “flow.”
Flow is what gives you a feeling of happiness and success.
How do I get started?
Good decisions start with saying no.
If saying no is hard for you, ask yourself three questions:
- Do I struggle with procrastination?
- Do I say yes to too many things and get overwhelmed?
- Do I try to figure out too much in my head?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions:
- Say no to procrastination
- Say no at least as often as you say yes.
- Say no to trying to figure out too much in my head: write it down.
If you’re serious about making decisions you can trust, and you haven’t been able to do it on you own, find a good coach. There are many in the Portland, Oregon area.
Feel free to be in touch.
I’m at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m here to help:-)