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#568165 - 06/14/17 05:57 PM How to say "No".  
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I found a link to this article on a different forum. It's about flying, but the topic of discussion is directly related to boating and go/no-go decisions.

How to say "No"


I'm sometimes my own worst enemy when it comes to saying "No". I'm the one who puts the pressure on to "just do it" when I have my nagging doubts. Time is not the factor that makes me want to say yes, it's the weather.


I sometimes have to give myself a slap upside the head and remember that "no go" is a good option.


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#568171 - 06/15/17 01:51 AM Re: How to say "No". [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Hear yah. I've reached (descended to?) the age where I try hard to avoid driving at night.

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#568173 - 06/15/17 09:19 AM Re: How to say "No". [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Interesting read.


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#568219 - 06/20/17 07:45 AM Re: How to say "No". [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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It is better to be on the ground (or land) wishing you were in the air (or water) than in the air (or water) wishing you were on the ground (or land).


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#568305 - 06/26/17 02:41 PM Re: How to say "No". [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Great read, thanks GFC.


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#568310 - 06/26/17 04:47 PM Re: How to say "No". [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Very good read with a lesson for boaters as well as GFC points out.

Amazing to me how many will go out on the water with an active small craft advisory. Seems that a lot of people don't understand that if the boat length can be expressed with only two digits, it is a "small craft".

On a related note, locally, some poor guy got himself killed over the weekend while flying his ultra-light. There was a brisk wind blowing throughout the weekend. This guy really should have considered the risk better.


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#568317 - 06/26/17 06:44 PM Re: How to say "No". [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Definitely gives you something to think about.


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#568511 - 07/13/17 07:28 AM Re: How to say "No". [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Sometimes .We should say NO to others.


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