In life a balance is very important. Saying the words 'YES' and 'NO' can prove easier for some than others. Often saying NO can achieve a better outcome than saying YES.
This can be the case where saying YES to too many good opportunities can cause someone to overcommit and spread their mental energy, time and finances too thinly across their numerous projects. The ability to say NO to some opportunities and YES to others therefore becomes hugely important. Knut Haanaes talks about this “exploitation or exploration” in this fascinating TED Video which links nicely to areas of our Mental Toughness framework.
If you would like to understand more about Mental Toughness and it's links with assertiveness please feel free to get in touch.
David Charlton, Mental Toughness Coach and HCPC Registered Sport & Exercise Psychologist
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Tel: +44 (0) 7734 697769