On the word ‘no’

“When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”
― Karen E. Quinones Miller

My Thoughts: Like everyone, I have bad days. Some days I’ll be in a bad mood and want to go home, take a bubble bath and forget the world. Other days I just want to vent to a friend over a strong drink. I’ve often had to reach out to multiple friends to get someone to agree to drink hard liquor with me on a random Tuesday. I don’t just give up on going at the first no. If I stopped trying to do things at the first ‘no’, I wouldn’t have a job, a college career or many of my fondest memories. This quote is a perfect example as to why you should not give up. I used to work in sales and my boss would always tell me, “I love hearing ‘no’ for every 9 noes you get 1 ‘yes’. So every ‘no’ puts you closer to a ‘yes’.” I hated when he said this but in all honesty, it’s true. You have to get a few noes to get a yes sometimes. So no matter what it is, a job, a school, a date or even just happy hour, get your nos out-of-the-way till you find the person or company that gives you a yes!

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