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  • Writer's pictureShelly Bell

Say it Loud: YOUR NO HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME!


When we venture into uncharted territory or embark on unconventional paths, we may face skepticism or resistance from others. In such moments, "Your no has nothing to do with me" serves as a shield against doubt and discouragement. It allows us to keep moving forward, fueled by our belief in ourselves and our vision.

In life, we often encounter situations where our ideas, proposals, or even our very essence may be met with a "no" from others. It could be a rejection in personal relationships, a business deal that falls through, or a creative endeavor that faces criticism. In such moments, it is easy to internalize the rejection and interpret it as a reflection of our worth or abilities.

However, "Your no has nothing to do with me" encourages us to disentangle our self-esteem from external judgments. It reminds us that the decisions and opinions of others are influenced by their own perspectives, biases, and circumstances. A rejection does not define us; it is merely a response based on the other person's needs or preferences.

Embracing this mantra allows us to cultivate a sense of inner strength and confidence. It liberates us from seeking validation from others and empowers us to trust our instincts and stay true to ourselves. It allows us to accept rejection as a natural part of life's journey and to learn from it without letting it diminish our self-worth.


Moreover, this mantra fosters empathy and understanding. Just as we recognize that a "no" from others does not define us, we also come to understand that our own "no" to someone else's proposal does not diminish their worth. It encourages open and honest communication, allowing for respectful dialogue and the acknowledgment of diverse perspectives.

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