“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity to do something and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes. Then learn how to do it later.”
— Richard Branson
When was the last time you said ‘yes’ with confidence, excitement, and passion? In life, there are those of us who dare and those of us who try our best not to get ourselves into any situation that requires us to be uncomfortable in any way.
Saying ‘no thank you’ to new experiences is the easiest way out of learning anything from life that you do not already know.
It may sometimes be safe to say no, but it’s hardly ever a great learning experience.
Saying yes, to ideas, projects, and adventures can lead you down a path you would never be on if you do not take the chance to say Yes.
What are you willing to say “Yes” to in 2018?
Why do we not say yes to our life?
- We are terrified we will make a mistake. We would rather live small and safe. So many people never do anything out of the box. They never say yes, sometimes they say maybe but mainly they say no thanks. They go to the same place for vacation, socialize with the same people, eat in the same restaurants.
- We live a life for someone else, not ourselves.
Most people follow a path in life they think is for themselves when they are really just living for the approval of their family or others.
Research shows that many students choose to study a career path that is not their passion or purpose. It may be years later before they realize that their passion and gifts are not being shared with the world.
- We don’t believe we can have or deserve what we want.
We have a lifetime of unproductive, self-limiting thoughts and behaviors that unconsciously tells us no. We live in the past and repeat the same thoughts over and over. It is impossible to live the life of your dreams if you live in the past and focus on regrets.
Life is too short to not live for yourself. Your friends, family and business acquaintances may or may not accept the life you want to lead, but doing so is still what you must do if you want to be truly happy and live with a purpose.
“When we go to our Source, we activate the energy that reconnects us to our purpose.”
— Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Joyce Dillon, RN, MN, BCC,
Visionary Life Purpose Coach,
Radio Host, Mind-Body Practitioner, Intuitive Painter
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