When you say "no" to something, you're saying no to one thing.
When you say "yes", you're actually saying "no" to 1,000 things.
I don't know who needs to hear it today, but someone does.
It's either a "Hell yes!" or it's "No." (credit to Derek Sivers)
And, if you ask someone and they say "Sure"...let them know they have permission to say "No" instead. Help them leave the space for the things that capture their hearts and deserve their time.
Time for an inventory:
- What did you today today that was a "Hell, yes"? What did you do today that was a "Sure" or "No"?
- What's on your to-do list for this week that is a "Hell, yes!"?
- What will happen if you hand off or simply don't do anything that is a "Sure" or "No"?
You might resist saying, "But there are some things I have to do and don't have a choice." Sure, I'm with you. But, I'm also going to push on that a bit. How many really are have-to-do's?
I "had" to go to Costco today. It was a definite "No thanks" but I went anyway. This was my choice. It also ate up two hours of my day and sapped my energy (I always feel the need to nap after Costco...even more so after Costco in a pandemic).
Live a life of "Hell, yes"'s.
Or, at least increase your % of them.
We, friends, make the choices about how we spend our time and the experience that we have in our life.