Furthermore, “saying yes becomes wrong when you want to say no and it is in your best interest to say no,” says therapist Herbert Fensterheim, PhD., author of Don’t Say Yes When You Want To Say No. Dr. Fensterheim says the inability to say no produces these harsh, negative consequences:
* It leads you into activities you don’t respect yourself for doing.
* It distracts you from what you really want to accomplish.
* Because you allow other people to exploit you continually, the resentment builds up.
* It produces a lack of communication between you and others.
The truth is that sometimes we just have to say no in order to prevent too great a toll on our own time and tranquility.