“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”
~Leon Joseph Suenens
I am typically an overly cautious person who has to literally think of every single positive and negative before saying yes or no to anything, usually ignoring my first instincts. I tend to talk myself out of wonderful opportunities and rationalize it with legitimate excuses (lack of money, or no time) that hold me back from doing a lot of things that I would love to do. I have found myself wondering lately, what if I just said yes to every opportunity that came my way. I mean what’s the worst that could really happen?
Now I don’t mean literally to just anything because I’m not in my early twenties with no responsibilities and no one to be held accountable for. I mean opportunities that I would normally find any reason that seems legitimate to say no to. I think about the movie Jim Carey played in called Yes Man and even though he had some not so good experiences in saying yes to everything, he had some really good ones too, some life changing experiences. I guess I will never know what it is I’m missing if I just keep finding an excuse to say no.
So I think that I am going to challenge myself for the year 2012 to say Yes to any opportunity that comes my way (within reason of course). I am not going to let what I don’t have stop me from exploring what it is I could have if I just said Yes. Now I don’t know how effective this is going to be because I don’t think I have ever done anything without giving it an excessive amount of thought but I sure am going to try to live up to this challenge. After all, what do I really have to lose? Until tomorrow…What do you think would happen if you just said yes to your next opportunity?
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Writing as “Jaycee Durant”