Check out this wicked take on no and yes.
By wicked I mean awesome.
But you knew that!
Question is…do you know this? (see below)
“An owner is not afraid to make a request…Victims fear the word no and will do amazing things to avoid ever hearing it. To a victim, ‘no’ means rejection. Total, devastating rejection. ‘No’ doesn’t just sound like ‘no’ to the victim, it sounds like, ‘No, no, NO, you are NOT WORTH ANYTHING!’ But to an owner, ‘no’ is simply the other side of ‘yes.’ ‘No’ and ‘yes’ live together. Every human being has a perfect right to say either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and this does not bother an owner. An owner honors that right. Therefore, when owners hear ‘no,’ they don’t think something is wrong with the universe. They don’t conclude that life is unfair. They move right on to their next request. Life is requests and promises. Victims spend the better part of their lives trying to avoid hearing the word ‘no,’ because they’ve made it mean rejection—total, thorough, and personal—rejection. It is little wonder they want to
avoid it whenever possible. The trouble is that by avoiding ‘no,’ they also avoid ‘yes.’ The two go together. They live together.”
Gotta love that.
No and yes live together.
Here’s some questions for you…
How do you view ‘no?’
What could you do (that’s within your control) to get better at dealing with ‘no’?
P.s. take those ‘no’s and turn em into a comfy sofa from which to reflect on so you can create yes in future in some way shape or form + repeat!