One of my biggest fears is the word “no.” Seriously, it’s a terrifying phrase—and because of this, I’ve said yes to things I wasn’t qualifed to do, things I really didn’t want to do, and things that have prevented me from saying yes to something I’d rather do.
We want to be liked, so we say “yes” as much as possible. Unfortunately this isn’t the best approach to life. And this Business Insider video understands this dilemma. It not only lays out the issue, but also offers suggestions that’ll make saying no even easier.
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As Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Motto, CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author