Have you ever felt that someone is forcing you to be different, or do something you don’t want to do?
When we get put in that situation, it’s best to say, “I don’t want to be involved”.
A lot of times, though, people feel trapped if the person sounds bossy, or too firm, the other person may feel less comfortable saying “No!” Often we are going to be put in this position, so sometimes we need to practice saying “NO”, firmly. If we don’t get to say “no” firmly, that is how we may be taken advantage of. I have experienced it, and it is not easy to get out of, once you are put in the situation.
If you feel like people are going to be taking advantage of you, you might want to talk to someone you trust, because they will be able to give you advice on how to get out of the situation, and stay out of it. The trick is, that we get caught up in our lives, but often don’t stand to see where we are. So, when we do, sometimes you find you are much further away than you need to be. That’s what saying no is all about, to keep you on track.
I know that it’s harder if you are at your job, than if you are at home, but you still always have the right to say "no."
Until next time…