I read an inspiring quote recently that I want to share with you today. It shares a simple but challenging message, one that we talk about but aren’t always able to follow through with:
“Every time you say yes to something you don’t want to do, this will happen: you will resent people, you will do a bad job, you will have less energy for the things you were doing a good job on, you will make less money, and yet another small percentage of your life will be used up, burned up, a smoke signal to the future saying, “I did it again.” James Altucher
Have you felt that way before? I know sometimes we force ourselves to do something and it turns out better than we expected, but other times we’re busy telling ourselves all the lies about why this has to happen or why we have to help this person or why this might be/may be/could be/should be something we should do. I get it, we’ve got pressure from society and the people around us every day trying to (and sometimes succeeding in) affecting our choices. Sometimes that’s a good thing, but other times we’re just caving.
Taking risks is part of having a healthy life and healthy self esteem. So you do need to determine if you’re hesitant because you’re worried about the risk or because deep down you know it’s not the right choice for you. This week I encourage you to take at least one risk and say no to at least one thing you feel won’t be right for you. I’d love to hear what you learn!