Monday, 28 December 2009
I've read in a few places recently about the reputed benefits of saying "yes". Lots of good stuff to do with getting over your fears, gaining confidence, and having adventures.
I love adventures.
The headlines say we should all say "YES!" more often.
But personally, I've found over the years that I've had to learn to say "no", else I end up over-committing and struggling to meet my commitments (which isn't fun for anyone). Maybe that's because I have a natural tendency to say "yes" to exciting opportunities - and by sometimes saying "no" to other people's requests, I have more time left to do the things that matter to me.
Perhaps the key, as with so many things, is just to be balanced. To consider every decision and say "yes" or "no" for the right reasons.
But of course, that doesn't make for such attention grabbing headlines......