If you ask me about teaching a class, my response is ALWAYS a yes. "Of course I can!" Because when it comes to classes and workshops and creative endeavors, I am perfectly capable of making it happen.
If you ask me at the salon if we can make something happen, trust me when I tell you, 99% of the time, collectively, we will do what we can to give you what you need, when you need it. We ARE that good.
However, I have been reminded of late, watching one of my own cherubs, that more often than not, in my younger life, I would say an emphatic no to something before thinking it through. Then, I would ponder the situation, and slowly, OH so slowly, I would come around to a yes.
Maybe that's why it took me 34 years to get my college degree?
I have been reminded when I managed a particular department at the phone company, if you called me to have something done, I would often be bitching and moaning about what a pain in the ass something was while at the same time getting it done. I said no but did it anyway... Reading this now, it seems like it must have been an odd power play.
Are there times in life when a loud no must happen? Absolutely. Obviously, if it is a life threatening situation, or a long term BAD consequence, or something altogether harmful to you, for the love of god, say no. Self preservation matters.
Are there times in life when you've said yes and then wished you said no? But of course.
Are there times in life when you say yes and despite your best efforts, things don't go the way you want them to? Well now, you know the answer to that already.
BUT - if you can say yes to the big and little things that will enrich your live, cause your spirits to soar, give you a little skip in your step and make you happy, GO FOR IT.
I wish you a day of excellent yeses. xo
Just say there's nothing holding you back
It's not a test
Nor a trick of the mind, only love