If, like many people, you just can’t say ‘no,’ consider if you’re hooked on feeling needed.
Take a hard, long look at yourself and examine if you unwittingly encourage—even need—people to come to you for every little thing.
Do you find affirmation in feeling needed? Do you try to do too much for others? Faced with an unpleasant task, do you look to turn our attention elsewhere? Do others’ interruptions offer reasons to do what you needn’t do and excuses to avoid doing what you’re supposed to do?
Idea for Impact: The greatest gift you can give those who need you is carving out time for your own critical tasks so you can be available when they really need you.