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35 Inspirational Quotes On Saying No

35 Inspirational Quotes On Saying No

Saying No is defined as disagreeing or not to accept something. Most people feel constrained to consent to every request, and would preferably juggle a million occupations than decline to help, regardless of whether they are left with no time for themselves. Therefore, learning how to say no can earn you some respect from yourself and people around you. Strangely, the capacity to say no is firmly connected to fearlessness. Individuals with low self-assurance and confidence regularly feel anxious about irritating others and tend to rate others needs more exceptionally than their own. May these quotes inspire you to learn to say No so that you can say Yes to your dreams

1. “Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” Josh Billings

2. Let today mark a new beginning for you. Give yourself permission to say NO without feeling guilty, mean, or selfish. Anybody who gets upset or expects you to say yes all of the time clearly doesn’t have your best interest at heart. Always remember: You have a right to say no without having to explain yourself. Be at peace with your decisions.” Stephanie Lahart

3. “If you want more time, freedom, and energy, start saying no.” Anonymous

4. “The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.” Pythagoras

5. “One key to successful relationships is learning to say no without guilt, so that you can say yes without resentment.” Bill Crawford

6. When you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself.” Paulo Coelho

7. You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage pleasantly, smilingly, and non-apologetically – to say no to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger yes burning inside.” Stephen Covey

8. Freedom comes when you learn to let go, creation comes when you learn to say no.” Madonna Ciccone

9. “Learn to say no in situations where saying no can be difficult, where it could mean getting fired. Say no anyway, because it could lead you to greater opportunities.” Samuel Dash

10. Say no to everything, so you can say yes to the one thing.” Richie Norton

11. “There are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.” Elaine St. James

12. “I refuse to please others at the expense of my emotional well-being. Even if it means saying no to people who are used to hearing yes.” Anonymous

13. Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” W. Clement Stone

14. Learning to just say no to emotional reactions isn’t repression. Saying no means not engaging the frustration, anger, judgment, or blame. Without engagement, you won’t have anything to repress.” Doc Childre

15. “You don’t have to accept things you are not okay with.” Anonymous

16. “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” Steve Jobs

17. It takes true courage and real humility to say no.” Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

18. “No is a complete sentence. It does not require an explanation to follow. You can truly answer someone’s request with a simple no.” Sharon E. Rainey

19. Sometimes no is the kindest word.” Vironika Tugaleva

20. “You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.” Lori Deschene

21. “Learn to say no; it will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.” Charles Spurgeon

22. You don’t have to stay committed to something just because you’re good at it.” Brittany Burgunder

23. Serenity comes from the ability to say yes to existence. Courage comes from the ability to say no to the wrong choices made by others.” Ayn Rand

24. “The ability to say no is a tremendous advantage for an investor.” Warren Buffett

25. “It’s okay to say no.” Anonymous

26. “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” Tony Blair

27. You have a right to say no. Most of us have very weak and flaccid no muscles. We feel guilty for saying no. We get ostracized and challenged for saying no, so we forget it’s our choice. Your no muscle has to be built up to get to a place where you can say, I don’t care if that’s what you want. I don’t want that. No.” Iyanla Vanzant

28. “Say no to the things that confine you to a life of mediocrity.” ATGW

29. Part of the skill of saying no is to shut up afterward and not babble on, offering material for an argument.” Judith Martin

30. “Don’t say maybe if you want to say no.” Paulo Coelho

31. “Saying no can be the ultimate self-care.” Claudia Black

32. “Give yourself the permission to say no to anything that makes you unhappy or drains your energy.” Anonymous

33. “Focusing is about saying no.” Steve Jobs

34. Simplify your life. Learn to say no.” Anonymous

35. “It’s only by saying NO that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” Steve Jobs


My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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