I remember when I use to say “NO” to just about everything that stretched me well beyond my comfort zone.
“No” to leading a presentation. “No” to making that sales pitch. “No” to sharing my ideas in meetings. “No” to networking and meeting up for lunch to discuss opportunities and possible book deals. Those “NO’s” cost me, big time. They affected my walking, living, breathing and existing in my purpose.
Of course if I had many of those things to do over again, I would definitely jump at the chance; but I can’t go back and turn those specific “no’s” into “yes”. I can, however, start saying “YES” more often, right now.
Ever since I began facing my fear and doubt head on, my life has changed for the better. I am no longer afraid to take risks and do the things that use to scare the hell out of me. Lately, I have been saying “YES” to new ideas. “Yes” I’ll present in the staff meeting. “Yes” I’ll fly to Atlanta and be an expert in your video series. “Yes” I’ll meet you for lunch and discuss opportunities. “Yes” I’d love to moderate the panel at your women in business networking event. “Yes” I would love to be a special guest on your podcast discussing living your purpose.
Bolder Sisters, I must tell you that saying “YES” in each of these situations, is actually me saying “YES” to myself. It confirms that I am talented and gifted and it’s time I let the rest of the world in on it too.
Check out my recent “YES”, a great conversation with Jay Mayo (Founder of Right to R.E.A.L. Love) on Reestablishing Your Vision and Purpose in Life. Click here to listen and don’t forget to leave your feedback.
Bolder Sisters, what do you need to start saying “YES” to?
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I can definitely relate Tiya.
There have been far too many times in my life that I was too comfortable saying ‘NO’.
Recently, I’ve been focusing on discovering my vision and purpose in life, one piece at a time. Throughout this process, I have come to learn what my ‘YES’ and my ‘NO’ should be, in order to fulfill my purpose.
This process has made life so much more meaningful.
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to speak with you about the importance of vision and purpose in our lives.
It was truly a joyous and amazing experience!
Thank you again and God bless you!
Thank you Jay! God Bless
YES YES YES! This conversation was on point and on TIME for me! For years I’ve ignored my gifts because earning a living was my driving force/focus. It’s a terrible feeling to know you have a calling but not really know what your true purpose is (how to use the gifts). I just knew that I wanted to help someone…
When i figured it out, I heard the ‘clock’ ticking, my confidence was low, and had no clue how to start so I ignored it. Then, God finally got my attention! I truly believe that we each have something to give and that it comes from God. I’ve finally surrendered. The opportunities to say “YES” are increasing for me and i’m pushing through that discomfort (it is challenging).
If God is for me then who be against me? I feel even more encouraged :-)! No expiration date!!
Well said Kim! My opportunities for yes are increasing as well. It feels good.
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A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:9