And what are you going to say “No” too?
Today’s society is so “go, go, go” “do, do, do” and “spend, spend, spend” that every day we have numerous invitations to say yes. Within all of this craziness, most of us are moving through this life like zombies; constantly maxed out just from the overwhelm of all that stands before us. We are simply just saying yes to too many things.
The brilliant Stephen Covey said, “You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, unapologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.” Yes, yes, yes!
In my book saying “no” applies to any of, but not limited to, the following…
- Birthday Parties
- Email Subscriptions
- Magazine Subscriptions
- Baby Showers
- Bridal Showers
- Social Media Profiles
…you get the idea
Today, I invite you to schedule some time for yourself to reflect on what the “bigger yes” is stirring deep down in your soul. Once you have an idea of what that is, breathe deeply and feel into what allowing that into your reality would be like. Then think about what it would be like to say no (“pleasantly, smilingly, unapologetically”) to everything else.
You REALLY do get to decide what you engage with. It may take some time to get clear about what you really do want and then more time to transition into a new way of living, being and interacting with the world, but it IS possible.
Here’s to consciously choosing our realities!