Have a Hard Time Saying "No"?

She thinks she has a serious problem with time management. 


Her struggle is really with integrity.

She thinks she has a hard time saying “no” to people; as a result, you never know what her “yes” really means.

She feels overcommitted most of the time.  In fact, she doesn’t know what she really wants before she “commits”. The effect is she is never truly committed to anything, or anyone.

She hasn’t realized it yet, but some people believe she has a character problem.

Time management. Honesty. Integrity. Commitment.  They are all related. Perhaps they are all the same.

What about you?  Do you know what you really want? How do know when to commit? How do others recognize your commitment and, therefore, your character and integrity.

Let your “yes” be “yes” and your “no” be “no.”  People are counting on you. You are counting on you. You will never reach your potential as a leader until you lead yourself.

in·teg·ri·ty [in-teg-ri-tee] noun

  1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
  2. the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished:
  3. to preserve the integrity of the empire.

  4. a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship’s hull.

Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English integrite; Latin integritās. See integer, -ity  

Synonyms  rectitude, probity, virtue. See honor.  

Antonyms  dishonesty.  

integrity. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved June 15, 2012, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/integrity

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About pdncoach

A Go-Giver business coach working with leaders whose success depends on the performance and productivity of others. I coach individual leaders and their teams... in small to mid-size businesses, ministries and non-profits... to accelerate their results and achieve dreams by getting past the difficult, strategic challenges of their current realities.
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