Of course, if you’ve read any of my books or past posts you may be wondering what on earth I am referring to when I tell you to say Yes to those who say No. For those who may be visiting for the first time let me share some history. One of the main missions I have is to help you reduce stress and one of the tips I share is to say No to the many requests you may be inundated with. However, this topic is one that differs from the ones I always preach about. This topic relates to you, your mind and your perception!
It’s safe to say that you will encounter many naysers in your lifetime. What are naysers? You know, the ones that will talk you out of your ideas or dreams or the ones that try to bring your hopes down with their so-called ‘realism’. The fact is that many of these naysers are simply fearful of succeeding. Many of these individuals are are envious of those who do succeed or have no fear in stepping outside of the normal comfort zone.
This is when you must push forward and say ‘Yes’ when they are continuously saying ‘No’! Step back a second and try to understand why they may be saying ‘No’. Do they think your idea is ridiculous? Are they envious? Are they unsure of your intentions? Are they supportive? Are they judging you? Determining their underlying reason to their hesitation may or may not help you. This is the time that you must determine if your mission or goal is one you want to continue. If your answer is ‘yes’ then you must determine if their hesitation matters at all. Ultimately you make your life decisions and those decisions will affect not only you but those you surround yourself with.
Don’t allow judgements from others affect your life.
Don’t allow distractions.
Don’t compare your life with that of others. You have no idea what their life encompasses, so no comparing allowed!
Don’t wait for the time to be ‘perfect'; that time may never come.
Don’t over think situations…some of our greatest leaders stepped out of their comfort zone and didn’t allow ‘thinking’ into the process.
Don’t be afraid. Fear can cripple the strongest of individuals, don’t let it cripple you.
Will all your choices and decisions be great ones? Possibly not, but how will you know if you allow the naysers to keep you from trying?
You are unique.
You are special.
You were fearfully and wonderfully made.
You were created by greatness for greatness.
You can do anything YOU set your mind to do.
Say Yes, to those that say No and your life will change dramatically.
Try it today. Say ‘yes’ to one thing you’ve been denying yourself of and watch the changes occur. You will be truly amazed!