When was the last time you just said YES?

yesor perhaps, more to the point, when was the last time you said NO to an opportunity that might have changed your life?

Maybe it didn’t even seem like something that would change something, maybe it was just the offer of a cup of coffee with someone, or a walk along the beach.

What if you’d said YES?

You know, the most amazing things happen when we open ourselves up to the world and say yes.  We just don’t know what is in store, so why not just give things a go?

If you’re completely happy with your life and don’t want to change, then I can understand why you might be be content and why you might turn down opportunities.  But if that’s not you, and you want more from life, or maybe you’re just curious as to what it might offer you then I urge you, next time something comes up, it doesn’t matter what it is, JUST SAY YES!

If someone asks you to go to coffee with them – say yes

If someone asks for some help online – say yes

If there’s a place you’ve always wanted to go – say yes

If someone asks you to do something you’ve never done before – say yes

Really, what is the worst that could happen?  I’ve had moments where I’ve not done things because I was worried about driving there, or getting a parking spot, or talking to people once there.  The times I’ve bit the bullet and done it though?  It was never nearly as bad!  Right now I am coming across opportunities through my business that I couldn’t have even imagined 6 months ago, what’s going to happen if I’m too scared to say yes to all of them?  That’s right, not a lot!  So I’m saying yes, giving things a go and learning a heck of a lot about myself in the process.

When was the last time you said YES?  When was the last time you said NO and regretted it?

 

What is it about fear? It’s threatening to ruin my dreams!

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Fear is a killer of dreams.

Picture the scene.  You’ve just read the most inspiring book, it’s opened your eyes to the fact that your passion that’s been bubbling away for years is the one you should focus on.  You’re excited.  You talk, you have a glass of wine, you smile.  You talk some more, have more wine and plan.  You go to bed feeling giddy, and not just because of the wine!

The cold light of day comes in the morning and you start to have a funny feeling in your tummy.  It’s not a good feeling either.  You’d just spent the last evening chatting and being excited about something, you’d laid your dreams on the table.  You’d told people what you were going to do.  But now?  Well, now you’re not so sure.

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