Here are 3 principles around saying "yes" to be more motivated and be more successful.
- Say YES to do new things.
We don’t give ourselves the time to do new things. Saying you’re too busy is not a valid excuse. What you really mean when you say you are “too busy” what you really mean is: “that’s not important enough for me”. You can change your diary, you can move things around to do new things if they are important enough for you. Say "yes" to your time limit and change the way you organize your calendar to allow yourself to do more things. If we care, we make time.
2. Say YES to fear.
We don’t say "yes" to things because we’re afraid. We don’t know what the outcome will be. We don’t know if we can do it. Don’t let the fear control you. Learn to master your fear and do that by saying "yes" to going bungee-jumping, say "yes" for doing that speech, say "yes" to taking on that crazy project. You will be surprised by how far you go once you’ve set yourself that challenge. The first step is to try.
3. Say YES to the unknown.
Too often we’re stuck on doing the same old stuff every day, every week, every year – it’s the same, old routine. It’s no surprise that we’re unlikely to discover things that motivates us to be more successful. Actively seek out new things that you otherwise wouldn’t do, and see where they may take you. Say "yes" to things you would normally say "no" to. It’s the things that come after it. For example, you may say "yes" to a project that you normally wouldn’t do which may give you a promotion in one year’s time.
Just say "Yes"!