“To win a negotiation you have to show you're willing to walk away. And the best way to show you're willing to walk away is to walk away.” - Michael Weston
Be willing to walk away from any negotiation. It is simple advice, overused to the point of meaninglessness. But there is truth in these old aphorisms. They hold up for a reason.
Why is it important to be willing to walk away?
Because if you aren’t, then people will take advantage of you. They will sense your desperation and inability to leave.
We must set boundaries in life. In all our relationships, jobs, and friendships. We must draw a line in the sand and declare what we will not stand for. Be specific.
People don’t respect people without boundaries. Your boundaries are determined by your values - by what you stand for. So if you don’t have boundaries, you must not stand for anything.
Show some respect for yourself by setting boundaries and letting people know that you’re willing to walk away.