Learning How to Disappoint People

Over the years, regardless of what setting it's been (groups, individual counseling, etc.), one of the number one issues people have struggled with is boundary setting. Even this week, I've had several conversations with clients and friends about how to assert themselves.

How to say no lovingly, but mean it.

How to stand up for yourself, but in a way that's kind and Godly and respectful.

There are several fantastic books that address this (Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Drs. Cloud & Townsend comes to mind), but recently, I found an article by the amazing Shauna Niequist called:

She breaks down the different categories of people in our lives and how to prioritize both our needs and those of others. I cannot tell you how helpful and true this article is!

I love sharing my heart, but sometimes, others say it even better than I can. So check out her article and let me know! I'm actually super excited because she has a new book coming out (Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living) that this is article is pulled from, and I can't wait to read it.*

So for all of you out there, is saying no and the fear of letting people down something you struggle with?

*I'm not being paid or anything to promote her stuff, I just really love her perspective! Although, if you do click on the links through Amazon, I get a teeny little kickback! :)

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