One of the things my husband and I started doing years ago, was to look back on our week and see what we learned (or re-learned). Learning is growing and we believe it is important to be in a constant state of growth.
I was reminded last week to be open to opportunities and to say “yes” more often. Many people often get in the habit of saying “no” far more than saying “yes”. As children we are told “no” over and over, and are programmed to think of why we shouldn’t do something instead of why we could.
I have found some of the most successful people are the most open to new ideas, and as a result say “yes” more often. Are mistakes made? Of course, however a successful person knows the biggest risk is not taking one. They believe the risk of missing out on a great opportunity is far greater than the possibility of making a wrong decision. They also know they can course correct.
See if you are saying “no” out of habit. Would saying “yes” be that bad? New doors could open, new relationships can be made or strengthened. You may also be surprised with new outcomes.