I did I hard thing the other day. I said “No” to someone. Why is it so hard to say no? Is it FOMO? A sense of responsibility? Because we don’t want to anger or disappoint people?
Whatever the reason we find it hard to say no, there is a deep sense of empowerment to be had by saying No more often…
I had an argument with my coach the other week. Except in was just in my head, because I haven’t got that relationship with him where I can actually have an argument. So I had the conversation in my head instead.
This is how it went:
Yes I know I should be doing X and not Y during a jump*
But I can’t actually do it. I’ve tried not to do Y. But it doesn’t work.
I need something else. I need to find the root cause. I need a strategy. I need to break it down. I need a technique.
Just telling me “you did X again” I want you to do Y. It doesn’t work!