The day when I can stand tall and say ‘No’
Is the moment when I know I’ve grown wise
I’ll need nothing by my strength to glow
Have no more anguish and pain to despise
The day when I’m braver and act with my heart
I won’t let anything quell my hopes and dreams
I have all the resources, the willpower to start
No reason not to start right now, no rationale it seems
So why not say no to those who hold us back
They are of no consequence, make your dreams come true
Don’t care about them, don’t let them give you flack
Open your eyes, and act in line with the values you look to
Hey. So I wrote this piece a little for myself actually. I need to say no a lot more forcefully. I set boundaries with my own morals, with my time, with myself, but sometimes I let others act against this because they aren’t me. However, this can be really unhealthy towards me…and I’m feeling it. I’ve let this unwillingness to stand firm to others be a weakness in myself.
Because of this, I am writing this post at 11:47 instead of 1 hour earlier, or perhaps even earlier. I’ve given my time away on a busy day, because I didn’t say no strongly enough.
For those of you who may struggle with a similar issue, please think about it. Ask yourself what you value, what comes first. Say no if anything comes between what matters to you most, because it’s in the way whether it’s an activity or event, or someone else who “needs” your help. Chance will have it that they asked a dozen other people, and you could spend your time better than stabbing yourself to help them.
Now, perhaps you might consider me overly cynical in this last regard. However, keep in mind I’m not saying be a jerk and ignore everyone who needs your help. Sometimes people are genuine, more often than not, actually. Just…be careful, and value yourself.
As always, feedback and discussion is appreciated.
Thanks for reading, and have a great day.