Saying no is like a superpower.
Saying no is not always easy. After all, we don’t want to feel like we’re being “left out”. We don’t want to disappoint those around us or be the party pooper. We want to have fun and throw a few back with our friends.
It’s only natural.
But, what happens when we never say “no” to those things? We’re always spending money and doing things that we probably shouldn’t be doing.
Things that don’t improve our health, our wealth or our happiness.
Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s not “bad” to enjoy a few happy hours with our friends. Or spend a little cash to unwind after a long week of overtime.
This isn’t about always saying no.
This is about exercising smart judgment and being honest with ourselves about what is truly in our best interest and not letting our social network bamboozle us into poor decisions – with wealth or with health.
I’ve found that the richer we get, the easier it is to say no to things that are no longer in our best interest (and perhaps never were).
And, saying “no” also helps us to build wealth because we aren’t dropping cash just to fit in and have fun. Saying “no” means we do what’s in OUR best interest.
Here’s a question: what is the toughest thing for you to say “no” to?