There is one word which is more powerful than any other word, a word that makes you go either right or left – I’m talking about the “YES” word.
‘Yes’ is by far the most powerful word in the world. Saying yes to something can completely transform your life. It’s crazy to think that such a small word, one of only three letters, can have such an effect and impact.
Think about everything in your life that you’ve said yes to before knowing the consequences, and then imagine what would have happened if you hadn’t said yes – maybe a no?
Things would have been pretty different, wouldn’t they..?
Saying No so often leads to a dead end – it is safe, and it is certain. At least when you say yes things will change, you trust and you give life a chance.
Saying no to things is the safest thing you can do.
It is driven by certainty, by fear and often people say no to things they actually would have liked to do, but they’re too scared of the consequences.
While studying acting and film making a few years ago, I learned that what makes a story is the action of “yes”. If people said no to everything, the story would become boring pretty fast, since nothing would happen.
Do you want your life to be like a boring movie?
The impact of ‘yes’ shows even more clearly while traveling.
By saying yes to things – you never know where you’ll end up, you never know who you will meet, or what might happen – that is the excitement of life right?
Traveling equals changes and choices, and the choice of yes will most often take you to far more interesting places than if you say no.
I often think of the advice a woman once gave me. She used to travel to India at least once every year, and return with three full bags of clothes and jewlry.
She said that if there was anything she had learned, it was: If you hesitate, BUY!
My point is that often we hesitate when we really don’t need to – LISTEN to your gut, if it feels wrong, don’t do it, but if it feels good, say Yes.
And live the life of YOUR dreams!