There's been a push for the optimistic 'yes man' for a number of years now but the problem with the 'yes man' is that he bends in all directions, making him a people pleaser, standing for nothing - at least not with any conviction considering his flexibility - and he is externally controlled.
I much prefer the 'no man'.
The 'no man' is internally controlled and values-based. The 'no man' has character and knows himself and respect his own boundaries making him safe and reliable. He stands for something and can be trusted in his stance.
But don't forget...
It's your life and your choice!
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