Generally, everyone has been in at least one of two of the following positions. In position number one, you’ve had to deny the request of someone whom you genuinely like, plaguing you with guilt and remorse because you hate saying “no” to them. In position number two, instead of dealing with the guilt of saying “no,” you said yes and now find yourself stuck doing something you completely hate and/or inconveniences you to a monumental amount. Neither position is desirable, so what is someone supposed to do?
Thus brings us to our topic today: saying “no” when it comes to businesses or projects. No one wants to be that person who says no. After all, no is the easiest word one can say that will cause some hurt feelings. Unfortunately, for businesses and projects, it’s somewhat unavoidable. Someone has to be in charge of saying it. If there isn’t, it’s very easy to find yourself in position number two, and whatever you’re working on could risk floundering.