The Power of No
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The Power of No

You have a super power you don't even know about

The Power of No
Vic Tor

Why do I keep doing this? What is the 'this' of it all? It's the fact that I can't say no. I can't stop saying yes to every project that someone needs help with.

I have no idea how to say no.

This has been getting me into trouble as early as grade school. I remember being in 1st grade and I promised I would play with a friend of mine but then another friend of mine needed help with her coloring and I tried to help both. Spoiler alert: I stressed my little mind out and failed both tasks. This continued while I was in highschool. I was part of almost every club and I was apart of every music class we offered. This isn't even including the volunteering, classes, being Ohio State Beta Secretary, and trying to have a social life. I wouldn't get home till 10 or 11 pm at night.

(Shout out to my mom who came and got me, even when she had to be at work at 7 am)

Now that I am in college, I have yet to learn my lesson. Taking on five jobs, clubs, 17 credits, and a socail life, the time spent inside my room is basically the two to four hours of sleep I get before my mind remembers that one thing I forgot to do and then the depression tells me all about it.

Why am I writing about this? Good question.

This is a lesson everyone should learn before becoming so ingulfed in their life that everything becomes a list. I recommend taking time to be yourself. I'm not saying dont go to class and give up, but remember that the work will still be there even if you need a break.

Aother thing is that life will move on if you say no. Having the power to say no is almost like a super power. Use it for greatness. Lord knows I need that power

I guess I don't really have a lot to say but I do want to say that the power of saying No is far more important than you may relize. Saying "No" can be the difference between your sanity and sitting in the shower crying because you forgot to have lunch with your friend.

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