11. Saying Yes

“Choose your own path.” – Fortune Cookie paper found on a chair in the Houston airport

A few days ago, I finished reading “Yes Man.” The story’s premise is the Theory of Yes; seizing opportunities that present themselves that we might otherwise ignore. At the beginning of the book, the author asks the reader to keep a list of all of the things they could have said yes to, but chose otherwise, while reading.

It didn’t take me long to complete the book, but my list was longer than expected when I finished. In the beginning, it took quite a bit of careful thought to discover opportunities I had missed; I simply didn’t recognize them right away. After awhile, it started to affect my thought patterns: I didn’t want to say yes to everything, but maybe I should start by considering saying yes more. And not just to little things, but to more important things.

Let’s just say, this is going to be a work in progress. But what’s the harm coming out on the other end having been more open to what the world has has to offer?

Affirmation: I will let go of quick responses and make thoughtful choices about the perfect path I choose to take.

Call to Action: In the coming week, strive to be more open to opportunities the world has to offer. Please share about those adventures, because who knows what will happen…

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