Hi, What do you do
when you’re confronted with an opportunity to do something new? Do you jump at
the chance and run with it, or do you become fearful and run the other
Several years ago I saw the Jim Carey movie, Yes Man. The premise
is that he’s a negative guy whose life is boring because he says no to
everything. He decides to begin saying yes all the time, so of course,
hilarious situations result.
This movie inspired me to look at my life,
and I realized that the basic premise is true. When I say no to things, my life
is quiet and dull. I am stuck and don’t grow. I’m also very bored.
often let laziness, fear of the unknown, rejection, sounding stupid, or looking
foolish, stop me from saying yes. Then I feel stagnant and nothing happens in
my life. I’m so busy trying to stay “safe”, that I don’t make room for the good
new things to come in.
I noticed that when I ignore my fears and
objections, and am open to new experiences, great things happen.
decided to begin saying yes to new opportunities unless there is a good reason
to decline (laziness, fear of looking foolish or of the unknown are not good
As a result, I’ve recently accepted several speaking
engagements, taken on new volunteer commitments, met lots of fun and interesting
people, and made new friends.
Saying "yes" has given me the opportunity
to stretch my comfort zone, which makes me feel even stronger and more
It has also helped me realize I can do things I didn’t know I
could do, and as a result, I have grown.
It's important to always make
sure the new challenges fit my values and don’t put me in the way of physical
harm. Once they pass that test, there is no reason to not move
So, is it time to ask yourself what will happen if this
month you say “Yes”? Let's see in what amazing ways will your world
Wishing you Power and Strength, Sandy
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