The Power of No

You give up trying to fix other people’s lives, and let them own their own. You give them the gift  to mend and heal their own pain.

It’s amazing how much lighter life feels when you let go of the weight. It’s as if you grow wings. Fly baby fly.

If you say no to someone, and they get angry, it doesn’t mean you should have said yes.

You can soar now.


Yes, you have permission, you can hang up your cape. Go ahead now, let someone else swoop up and save the day. 

I promise you, you still matter. You matter very much.

What were you thinking?

I know what you were lacking. A bit of self-worth.

You – everyone to everybody but you.

Look at you now.  No longer feeling the need to shoulder the many burdens.

Isn’t it so strange how we decided to pick them up in the first place? Even odder – how we get use to the weight and the heaving lifting. We don’t even notice how much we are bearing, until we put them down.


Life becomes light as you put down the problems you are not suppose to solve.


You are done with lifting and lugging around the guilt and pain you never caused.


You give up trying to fix other people’s lives, and let them own their own. You give them the gift  to mend and heal their own pain.

Because it was never yours to hold in the first place.


Featured Artist

Maurizio L’Atrella


Author: Madeline Johnson

I help health, fitness, nutrition and beauty businesses grow. Specifically, businesses building things to make us look and feel great, so that includes fashion, tech and spas too. I have two sites, one about marketing and brand building, which is and another which I started to inspire everyone to become the very best they can be while leading more purposeful lives filled with gratitude and greatness. Both sites include studying and curating the very best experts and masters for improving performance, achieving success and living a thoughtful and intentional life. I am also obsessed with how technology can improve our health, fitness, nutrition, meditation and mindful practices while reducing stress and creating calm amidst the chaos of modern existence. Both sites are about my interest in self-discovery and personal growth.

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