On a deep reflection, you would realize that most of the stress of our life is self-imposed. You will also discover that we can, in most cases, make life easier for ourselves by being bold enough to say either “Yes” or “No” to certain things.
Take for instance, someone wants you to do something that is not convenient for you, but you don’t want to offend him/her so, instead of an outright no, you say “yes” to the request. But deep down in your heart, you’re very unhappy about it. You have put yourself on a hot plate.
You might have also decided to say neither yes nor no; keeping the matter in the air! So, the person is not sure of your decision. He then keeps mounting pressure, phoning and emailing you day and night. Again, you don’t want to offend him and, at the same time, you don’t feel like honouring his request. You’re in a dilemma!
What a waste of time and energy.
Let your yes be yes, and your no be no, so says the Holy Book.
By being specific and firm, you save yourself unnecessary hassles. At first, your answer may not go down well with the person in question, but he/she would later respect you for your honesty and openness.
Above all, you will be able to sleep tight at night.