Perhaps to most empowering thing we can all learn today, is how to say “no”.
Too often we agree to things because we don’t want to offend, or come across as uncooperative.
But even though in the short term you risk offending the other person, in time they will see that you are strong and have your own principles and priorities. And they will learn to respect you.
Say no to friends that are a bad influence.
Say no to partners that want to win while you lose.
Say no to colleagues that take advantage of you by asking you to prioritize their work over your own.
Speak up and tell people what you want. Take back control of your life. Guard your time like it’s the most precious resource you have. Because it is.
How often do we see nice people get taken advantage of because they can’t say no?