Y is for Yes!
Did you ever see the Jim Carey movie The Yes Man? It was a cute movie. It is about a guy (played by Jim Carey) who always says no to everything. Then for a reason I cannot remember the guy becomes unable to say no. He says yes to every single thing. This leads to a bunch of precarious and silly situations.
Even though I only watched it once I really liked the movie. It made me think about myself. While I’m not as bad as the guy in the movie, I am a naturally cautious person. When facing new opportunities or even simple requests my mind immediately looks for reasons to say no. Only after all reasons to say no have been ruled out and all of the risks have been considered will I say yes.
What would happen if I could reverse this way of thinking? How many more opportunities would I take advantage off? How many people would I meet how much more Joy would I experience?
I think it’s time I started copying what I see on TV and become more of a Yes woman. Just without the antics. Ok, maybe even with them, a few of antics never hurt anyone.
Are you naturally a Yes person or a No person? What is your typical first reaction when presented with yes or no decisions.?