Determination will get you through the day. Stick to your list and don’t go outside your limits today. You don’t have the time to do favors, or the money to pick up the extra things you don’t really need. Stay the course and you’ll rule the day by staying in the green.
There are times when you can go outside your list and help others. But today isn’t one of them. You don’t have the time to waste. Everyone has a sob story, but it’s not your responsibility to bail someone else out when decided to play instead of doing what needed to be done.
Saying “No”, might not be in your history, but if you don’t stand up for your own needs, others will take advantage of you. You can’t transfer the trouble from their plate to yours. You’ve worked too hard to get where you are. And you have the right to say “I’m sorry I can’t help you today”. If they get mad, that’s their choice. Remind them you’re not a door mat. Continue reading