Say No! This is often challenging but learning to say ‘no’ directly and comfortably is important in building confidence. If you lack confidence because you find it difficult to say ‘no’ then this is the perfect exercise for you. It’s important that you value your own needs and views and put these first. If a request prevents you from doing this or means that you have to postpone focusing on your own agenda then you should consider saying ‘no’. The more you practice, the more confident you will become.