Sunday, August 14, 2011

Learning to Say Yes

Something I struggle with are choices. I hate making decisions about a lot of things
in my life. I find myself getting overwhelmed, stressed and anxiety ridden at times
over small and big decisions.

So, the movie Yes Man with Jim Carrey was on tv Sunday night and every time
I see this movie it gets me thinkin. What if we lived our lives like this? For
those of you that haven't seen this movie here is what IMDB says:

"Carl Allen is at a standstill. No future... Until the day he enrolls into a personal development program based on a very simple idea: say yes to everything! Carl discovers with amazement the magical power of "Yes", and sees his professional and romantic life turned upside down overnight: an unexpected promotion and a new girlfriend. But he'll soon discover that better can be good's enemy, and that all opportunities shouldn't be taken."

So, in the movie Jim Carrey says "yes" to everything in his life. Anytime an
opportunity presents itself he feels compelled to say yes and take advantage of the opportunity
before him. Obviously, for most of us there are major moral and ethical obligations
in saying yes to everything, but just think about the so called "good" "moral"
"ethical" choices we could say yes to. How many times do we tell ourselves we are
too busy, or don't have enough money to do something for someone else or for ourselves. Or,
how often does fear of the unknown in a choice paralyze us into not moving forward with a "yes." Insert whatever issue or choices you may be faced with.... just think about how your
life could be different if you began to say "yes" to more opportunities. How would
your life change if you quit making excuses and just said "yes."

Random thoughts I know. It's just an interesting concept to think on. My challenge for myself
and you is to learn to say "yes" more often and let's see how it changes our lives!

1 comment:

  1. I have this exact opposite problem. I never say No. Even when I should or have too much going on, and it stresses me out.


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