As you move into 2017, think about boundaries, and standing your ground. This is the year to be your own person. This is the year to say no to anything that does not make your heart and soul sing. This is the year to find your place and draw lines in the sand.
Yes, it is tough to say no to someone that you like or respect, or to someone who you think has more power than you do. Know that a person only has power if you give them power in your life. Even at work, you can shape your destiny.
Finding the right balance between being accommodating and being a hard ass is a learning process. Don't worry, you can do it. The goal is to make sure that everyone wins, and that you do not get pushed around.