In life, I think we’ve become too comfortable with our default answer being ‘no’. Every time someone says “Can you…”, in our heads we’ve already said no and come up with our excuses. Unfortunately it’s the culture we’ve created and the culture many of us are adapting. Well, I’ve tried to make a conscious effort to say yes more, be more open to things and trying to kick this life of ‘no no no’, into touch. Let me explain why.
// Opportunities \\
Firstly, it opens more doors. Saying yes to things will give you so many more opportunities that you wouldn’t otherwise have had. Look at me and my blogging events for example. I said yes to going to that very first event, even if I really didn’t want to go, I said yes and I went. Since then, I’ve attended so many more, I’ve met some incredible people and it’s opened so many doors. If I had said no, none of that would’ve happened.
// Happier \\
You become happier. Doing more things, being more open, saying yes to more things ultimately will and does make you happier. Saying no all the time can be exhausting. Trying to come up with excuses and the reasons why you can’t attend something or you can’t do something. Constantly making up excuses is exhausting. Say yes and you’ll be a lot happier.
// A Better Life \\
I think this point sort of ties the others together in one big bow. But saying yes more will definitely lead you to a better life, well for me it has anyway. Like I said, I’ve done things I never would’ve done had I said no, I’ve met some incredible people, I’m happier than I’ve ever been and I generally live a better life because of it. If I was still stuck in the mindset of saying no all the time, I probably wouldn’t be going travelling, see that announcement post >> HERE <<. It’s amazing what saying yes can do.
This is a bit of a random one for today but something I’ve been thinking about for a while. I would highly recommend everyone adapt a more of a ‘yes’ attitude to their lives and see where it leads. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
| Harrison |