‘Yes Man’ is a memoir written by Danny Wallace based upon a year of the author's life, in which he chose to say "Yes" to any offers that came his way.
It was also loosely adapted into the 2008 film ‘Yes Man’ starring Jim Carrey which many of you will be familiar with.
Now, whilst I’m not suggesting you take it to this extreme.... The principle, I think is worth your attention.
How many times have you had an idea, been invited to something, given an opportunity or been offered something you’ve not experienced before?
And yet, whilst your gut said ‘YES!’ you responded ‘no’.....? (I think we are all nodding our heads right now!).
What would have happened IF we had said Yes? Ever wondered that?
Most of the time it’s our fear that holds us back. Our pesky amygdala on the look out for danger and trying to keep us safe.
Thank you. Thank you for trying to keeping me safe amygdala! But you just might be causing me more problems in the long run.
What If saying Yes more often grows our comfort zone rather than shrinking it?
What If saying Yes more often allows us to grow into the person that deep down we desire to become - rather than one who is governed by society?
What If saying Yes more often creates more fun and gets us to meet some really cool people?
What if you said YES to something today that your gut wants to do - but your head does not?
I’ll leave this with you……..
(Say YES today!)