Naysayer Saying Yes

If I could throw together a bunch of clichés to sum up what I learnt in June, it would look something like this:

Boundaries are not drawn in ink or permanent marker
Limits are meant to be stretched and broken
Don't sell yourself short
Question the excuses you give yourself for being less than your best




Do you get the theme yet?

Everywhere I looked, the same message was coming at me with the speed of a freight train with no brakes - from church sermons to this page turner by Shonda Rhimes; the message was the same:

CONQUER YOUR FEARS. 
SAY YES TO THE THINGS YOU'LL NORMALLY SAY NO TO
COMMIT 
PARTICIPATE 
BE IN COMMUNITY

So I battled my inner reluctant introvert and won. I accepted a post-graduate degree offer of admission. I volunteered for a farm field trip in my kids' school. I volunteered to serve on the board of my condo association. I reached out to acquaintances that I would normally be to reticent to reach out to.

So what I've learnt and adopted this month is this
In any meaningful journey, there will be a time to say yes to the things that make you want to say no.

Linking up with Emily Freeman and Leigh Kramer

4 comments :

  1. I'm visiting from What I'm Into. Small world...I live in Calgary too! This has been a year of saying "yes" for me too. I should add Shonda's book to my list I think....

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    1. Yay to finding a fellow Calgarian on the internet :)

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  2. When our external and internal power will be combined then the all things in our life will be normal. I am going to read "Year of Yes".

    ~Dr. Diana Hardy

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  3. This introvert loved reading about all those choices that took you many steps further.

    Yay! You go, girl!

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