“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you are not sure you can do it, say yes. Then learn how to do it later.” — Richard Branson
Saying “yes” opens the door for new opportunities. Saying “yes” keeps you moving forward in business and in life.
But having the time, energy, and courage to say “yes” is not always easy. In fact, I wrote about how important it is to learn how to say “no” last week in my post, The Power of No.
If you don’t adopt the approach of saying “yes” to new friends, business opportunities, and life experiences, you are limiting your chances of happiness, satisfaction, and success. In business, your competitors who have learned the secret of saying “yes” will capitalize on the opportunities that you never let into your life.
I think past Google CEO Eric Schmidt hit the nail on the head when he said, “Find a way to say yes to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learn something new. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job, and your spouse, and even your kids. Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new, and make a difference. Yes, lets you stand out in a crowd, be the optimist, see the glass full, be the one everyone comes to. Yes is what keeps us all young.”
“The Power of No” by Mitch Jackson
“9 Little-Known Truths About the Power of Yes” by Susie Moore