I have personally never had an issue saying “no.” However, saying no is a true challenge for some people as they do not want to disappoint or let others down. For both sanity and career, it is a skill set we must embrace. Read the article below from the May 2017 issue of Essence Magazine on “Job & Career.”
“Overcommitting can lead to underdelivering. Harris cautions against agreeing to take on every task that crosses your path. It can be overwhelming and set you up for failure. “You risk not being able to competently and completely accomplish the goal to your boss’s expectations. You could also sign up for the projects that don’t showcase your talents,” says Harris. Instead of diving into a task merely because you’re uncertain about saying no; offer to help find the resource while stating your desire to tackle something else that’s more suited to your skill set and career aspirations. A raise won’t be the result of always saying yes. “Respect will come from saying no because your plate is too full or you don’t have the right skills to deliver the desired result,” says Harris.” (Gina Roberts-Grey, May 2017)
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