Ever heard of the common empowerment phrase “Say Yes to Life”? What does “saying yes” mean to you? How do you apply it in your life?
I heard the phrase a couple years ago and wanted to adapt it into my life as a way to be open to new possibilities.
To me, I initially thought of it as a way to overcome one’s fears about trying new things. People would present me with opportunities and I would say yes.
What resulted was not what I expected. In some ways, I felt like Jim Carrey in the movie “Yes Man” – having to say yes to everything and I had no choice in the matter.
This was tested when I went to a personal development workshop which turned out to be an information night; they were selling an expensive program they had.
In that setting, I felt because everyone was saying yes and signing up for the program that I HAD to as well.