Power of a “No” by Jaskaran Singh

Often I see
“yes” accomplishes the trick
Be it in a love-propose
Or be it in hiring.

Advancing to the next stage
How often do you see
That “No” decides
the outcome?

If it’s a rainy day
The Uber bike driver
earns not a single penny
having no bookings
For the day. Does he quit?
“No”, he won’t.

Then moving to the jungle
Not frequently, do we see?
A deer outpaces the leopard
to save its life
and evades
the latter’s claws. Does he quit?
“No”, he won’t.

Realize that devastating heat
and a bricklayer carrying
dozens of bricks
onto his head. Does he quit?
“No”, he won’t.

And when I compare
All these to a believer
Bearing awkward pain
each day in and out
Receiving tons of “No’s”
For his offers
From his clients
And as and when the
time passes by
I find him to be
an inspiration for others
for the attitude with which
he tackled a “no”
and converted that into
his preeminent triumph.

This is how you know
that a “no” is
the ultimate gift
you can get
to fast-track yourself
in unlocking the full potential in you
and to receive
an unmatched success.


Jaskaran Singh hails from the golden city (Amritsar) in Punjab, India. He’s an MBA graduate from Amity University, India. Personally, he likes to ink those thoughts on paper that make him a better person in life. For a better perspective on his thoughts, please visit Coffee Notes, Facebook, and Instagram.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Jaskaran’s poetry is a fine and wonderful example of finding the good in everything. “NO” can be a harsh word that bruises the ego, discouraging hopes and dreams. But when it’s used as a source of determination, ‘NO we will not bow down or quit’, it can be the most powerful weapon. Find that inner balance and deflect the negative around you. Life is tough but you can always be tougher.
    Congratulations Jaskaran!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jaskaran Singh says:

      Thank you so much for the inspiring synopsis and this incredible opportunity, Terveen. 🥰😇🤓🌼🌼


      1. I like everything about this JASKARAN. Simple language, simple concept, simple layout…..well done

        Liked by 2 people

        1. Jaskaran Singh says:

          Thanks so much, donmatthews. 😇😊🙏✨

          Liked by 1 person

    2. This is my sort of poetry Terveen…..

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Jaskaran Singh says:

        That’s indeed great to know, donmatthews. 😇🤗🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. jonicaggiano says:

    Congratulations on your publication Jaskaran. I believe that many people have endured horrific things because they were determined to win, or to move forward. I think there is a great message here and it is the endurance of someone that fights even harder in order to survive. It was a pleasure to read your work, thank you and bless you. Joni

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Jaskaran Singh says:

    So happy to hear that. Thank you so much, Joni, it truly means a lot to me. Best wishes to you.😇😊🙏✨


  4. James Mose says:

    A “NO” is a powerful tool for manifestation of power within us.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Jaskaran Singh says:

    Indeed, James✨✨😇


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