When was the last time you just said YES?

By Kirsty / May 19, 2014

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?

 

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2 comments
Lillian Duggan - May 23, 2014

Hi, Kirsty! Last year I said YES to an invitation to go with a small group of people to Nicaragua for a week to visit a variety of nonprofits (schools, medical facilities, etc.) on a sort of fact-finding trip. It was an incredible learning experience. Mostly, I learned how much I truly have especially in terms of material wealth and security. I was asked to go again this summer, but this time I said No. My goals are different now–saving for college for my son has become a large priority, and any time parents decide to spend money, they are spending the family’s money, you know? I’d like very much to go back to Nicaragua some day, when the time is right.

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    Kirsty - May 23, 2014

    wow – that sounds like an amazing experience Lillian! And I bet has changed you in ways you probably will never know! I hope you get back there one day, but you sound like you have your head screwed on about your priorities right now 🙂

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