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How to Say No When You’re Being Pressured to Say Yes
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Do you live or work with a strong personality who pressures you to give in to his or her demands? Do they wheedle, coerce, manipulate or intimidate you to say yes? Discover the secret to speaking up for what you want -instead of always giving in and going along.
Hello, my name is Sam Horn. Would you like to say no when you are being pressured to say yes? Well follow Bill Cosby’s advice, Bill Cosby said, “I can’t give you the formula to success, I can for failure: Try to please everyone”. Next time someone is trying to pressure you to say yes, do these two things:
Number one: Ask for time and space, because, see, difficult people will try to crowd you - they’ll wheedle, they’ll beg, they’ll coerce, “Please just this once, just for me, I’ll never ask again” and if you give them an answer in the moment, the answer will probably say yes. So ask for time and space, “Let me check my calendar, I’ll get back to you in the morning. I’m right in the middle of something; let me call you back in a half an hour”. Only when you’re away from that pressure will you be able to get clarity.
And the second step of how to get…