I hate saying “no”. I hate disappointing people. I hate not being able to give people exactly what they want.
Too often my inbox, my voicemail, and all the other spots where I can get incoming messages (of which there are TOO MANY), are clogged with people I need to get back with and share some inevitable, but less than desirable, news.
But you know what I realized this morning when a kind woman who I said “no” to recognized me for my responsiveness?
I realized that I am lame. I realized that I just need to buck up, get over myself, and come to terms with the fact that I can’t be everything to everybody. I realized that I need to be honest…honesty is my word of the year after all.
It is not fair to leave others waiting because of my selfish desire to be a perfect little people pleaser. Most people would appreciate any answer, even if it is not the one they originally hoped for.
Anyone else have trouble delivering “bad” news?