This never changes, no matter where you are in your journey or which path you’re on.
You can choose to say yes or no to opportunities. And discerning between opportunities and distractions is not always easy! In fact, that decision making process is a skill that needs to be honed, a muscle that must be consistently worked.
And there will be a time when your focus must be narrow and targeted so that you avoid distraction. BUT, there must also be a time when you keep that 10-20% “what if I said yes?!” curiosity to you.
What if I said yes to that event invitation?
What if I said yes to that project?
What if I said yes to that meeting? Or conversation?
What if I said yes to that trip?
What if I said yes to that new part of my business?
What if I said yes to spending time with a friend today?
What if I said yes to something EVEN WITHOUT KNOWING what’s in it *for me*?
Because, ultimately, we never know what will come of a “yes,” but we ALWAYS know what comes of a “no.” We will always be playing smaller and shrinking versus expanding when we say no over and over again.
I’ve learned this lesson for sure, and I don’t regret many of the “NOs” I’ve said over the years, based on my focus and intention of how I wanted to spend my time.
But I’m back in a “yes” space, and the opportunity and potential for open doors is exhilarating! No one knows what the future holds, but I can say yes to things that feel right, and see where they lead me while my path evolves and changes.
What about you? What can you start to say yes to? Are you feeling like you could be saying yes more often? Let me know in the comments below!