Are you learning when to say yes at a time that feels right? Allow me to explore my own experiences with this.
Saying Yes For Yourself
Has anyone ever told you to say “YES!” more? To put yourself out there and seize every opportunity? While that is good advice, be careful not to say yes to more than you’re comfortable with! It’s all about balance as I always say. Learning when to say yes for yourself is important, but know your boundaries. Know what feels good and what doesn’t and understand what will truly benefit you by not shying away.
Embrace Your Confidence
Normally, I’m a shy person. I get nervous when I don’t know what to expect from certain situations, especially when they are situations I can’t control. There was a day when I made two important decisions to face it head on or say no and avoid it.
In the morning, I was scheduled to join a video call with a potential client for my business K.M. Writing Services. Video calls always make me nervous. I’m not as articulate as I can be on paper and I always forget to say something. Because of lag on video connections, sometimes I feel like I’m talking too much or too little.
I pushed myself to join the call because I needed to learn more about this client. I needed to give this opportunity a fair chance before I ran away because my doubts told me I wouldn’t be a good fit for them. Do you know what happened? We started working together!
Then the evening came and it was the first time I was going to a new physio place for my knee recovery. Again, I didn’t know what to expect and I was nervous about meeting this new person when I was so used to the previous physiotherapist.
My knee recovery is crucial, so I HAD to choose to go. Turns out, this place wasn’t so bad and I’ve been going there for a month now. I said yes twice in one day and it was the best choice for me, even if I had to push myself a little.
Know When To Say Yes
Even though I was scared, I made the choice to say yes and push through to make it into each situation. It turned out for the best and my fears were conquered. Sometimes you need to push yourself out of the comfort zone, but not always. Ask yourself if your fears are just your insecurities holding you back, or if there is truly something wrong with the situation.
Try to say yes at least once a day in a situation where you’d usually say no instantly. You might be surprised by the outcome!
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