I've been asked so many times.... "But don't we have to say YES to life? How can you walk around saying "no" to everything? That doesn't seem right!"
I was interviewed this past week on a fabulous Podcast Show called "Bolder Business Woman Podcast" where the same question came up. I'd love to say a few words to that today.
We don't have to say "no" to everything that comes our way, that's not the idea at all. We don't have to say "no" just because we can, or have learnt how to.
The key is - Does the request on my doorstep, in my email inbox, or in the telehone conversation, serve my needs as well as that of the other party? So often we can answer YES to the latter part. Not so much to "does it serve MY needs as well."
Here's what an inspired and inspirational young man said recently on his blog about "yes" and "no", and his success in business.
"People look at me now and they’re like, “Wow, you know, you have millions of views on YouTube and millions of followers online from Facebook to your email, number one bestselling books” and all these things. There were a million times I could have given up, but I sustained hope that it would ultimately make a difference, that if I just kept persisting at it and kept working that one day it would turn out. If I stayed on the path of my dreams and kept removing distractions.
I didn’t say yes to everything. I said yes to what moved me towards my dreams. I worked towards that with such persistence that now I get to do this and it’s true joy." ~ Brendon Burchard
What are you saying yes to?
Your own dreams, vision, hopes and goals? Or are you forever helping others to achieve their dreams and goals, leaving your own greatness lying dormant because you feel obligated to help others first?
I invite you to take a few minutes to think deeply about this question.
If it still scares you to think about "saying no" to others, that's okay. We can work with that, I can teach you how to let go of the fear and step into your huge potential.
Can you hear a little voice inside that says "I want to start living MY life, achieve my dreams and goals, I know I have something to offer and I don't know how to get there...."?
Scary is okay. There are tools to work gently through fears. Self-care tools and techniques are needed here. Learning to put yourself back on your own priority list so you too can look back on the end of your life saying 'That was a life well-lived. I gave it my all. I lived up to my potential'.
I warmly invite you to a free webinar to learn about the Three Mega Self-Care Mistakes - and How to Avoid Them!
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