Have you read Shonda Rhimes’ book, “Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person”? If not, I highly recommend it! I read this book shortly after it was published and find it still relevant today.
Why is this the focus of this week’s email? I promise you this email is not a book report!
Who here has had, or currently have, big wants, goals, and dreams?
Who here identifies or admits being an overthinker?
What happens to your big wants, goals, and dreams once you spend time thinking and then overthinking? Do you find the flaws in these wants, goals, and dreams? Do you find all the reasons why they won’t work? Do you get discouraged and then walk away from these wants, goals and dreams feeling dejected, deflated, and hopeless? For many of us, I believe those answers are all “yes”.
But…. what if we changed those answers to “no” and going after our wants, goals and dreams to “yes”?
In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes works on stepping out of her comfort zone and doing something different – instead of responding with her usual “no” when she had opportunities presented to her, she decides to do the opposite and say “yes”. Yes, she must deal with the discomfort. Yes, she must deal with the anxiety and fear, but she is also able to meet people and have experiences that if she had said “no”, she never would have encountered.
We can stay comfortable and remain in the safe lane of our comfort zone. Or, we can think about what our wants, goals and dreams are and begin to say “yes” so we can have new experiences and encounters. Which will you choose?
If this is something that resonates with you, but you are hesitant on how to begin, connect with me and we can discuss further. What better way to work on our wants, goals, and dreams than with a coach is can assist challenging those negative thoughts that make us want to stop and walk away; believe in us when we struggle to do so; and provide accountability to help us actually achieve our goals and dreams. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a call at www.calendly.com/denisestyer. I look forward to connecting with you
Remember to say “yes” to you!