Say Yes to Opportunities
Most people turn down any opportunities that are presented to them. They either do this through laziness or fear. The thing is that some of these small opportunities can turn into huge opportunities. You just never know.
“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.” I love this quote by Tom Peters. It is a great reminder to be aware of our actions when opportunities do come knocking in our lives.
We are creatures of habit and often find comfort in keeping things exactly as they are. This helps us cope with the juggle of what we already have before us. Yes, you may be comfortable – but you will never, ever grow in your career or as a person unless you seek new opportunities! Every day brings fresh ideas, exciting challenges and fabulous new beginnings if you open yourself up to them.
I confess that I have had opportunities present themselves to me in the past, and out of fear of change I found an excuse to tell myself that a new opportunity wasn’t for me. It’s just not the right time. I’m too busy already. You know the ones…
As I became aware of this nasty habit of mine to turn down – and miss out – on great things, I made a conscious decision to say ‘yes’ more.
When you say yes to a new opportunity, you are empowering yourself! You are telling yourself that you believe in your skills, in your passion, technique and abilities. Light that fire, and you will be amazed at how far the light travels! The flow on effect of new connections, skills and experiences you will create from saying yes to something new will fill you with confidence and open doors for you that you never knew existed.