Saying No Part 2
Yesterday, I started to talk about why we say yes, when we really want to say no. Today, I want to continue with how to say no.
Below are two ways to say no without lying.
- “I can’t give it my full effort.”
When I have a lot of other priorities, I tell people that I hate to commit myself to something half-heartedly. They will understand that the reason I say no is not that I don’t appreciate the opportunity but that I won’t be of help to the extent that would benefit either side.
- “I can’t but you might want to ask…”
Usually, when I can’t take advantage of an opportunity or help a friend, I recommend someone else who can. If the other person is free and accepts, then it becomes a win-win-win for everyone.
Do you have any other ways you use to say no?