Offer me a new experience to try and most likely I’m going to say “yes!” It’s exciting! I get juiced up on the adrenaline of trying something new. I think sometimes I get more of a rush from the anticipation than the activity itself.
Over the years I have really learned that omre often than not, saying yes creates openings to have more joy in my life. Toay, I challenge you to look for the opportunities in your life to say yes in three key areas.
Say yes to something that:
If it scares you, it’s probably out o your comfort zone and that’s a great place to live. Stretching yourself into that space of unknowing requires courage. You have to go inward and muster up your strength to get through the scary experience. And, on the outskirts of that comfort zone, is the growth and the opportunity to get to know how amazing you really are.
You’re Procrastinating On.
Procrastination stunts your growth because you can’t move forward. You’re stuck. You might distract yourself with other activities just to appear as if you are too busy to get to it. Over time, you will find that you haven’t moved much towards your goals and that can bring on frustration and disappointment. However, if you just complete the task, you can feel accomplished and make more head space for creative ideas.
You Really Want To.
To add more joy to your life, don’t just take care of everyone else’s needs. yes, the bills need to get paid, the kids need to be taken care of, and your responsibilities at work need to be met, but get creative. Find a way to check something off that “bucket list” that would light you up! The joy it will bring will fire you up in other areas of your life at work, home, and in your relationships.
I believe there is some correlation between the number of yeses you say in your life and the amount of joy you accumulate. Opportunities show up with every yes you claim. Don’t get me wrong, there is a place in life to say no to the things that don’t serve you, but try this experiment. Say yes to the three things above and see if your conversation this Friday night with your friends or at the next family function doesn’t sound different than before.