Step Eight: Take Chances
Figurative leaps I'm talking about here.... figurative! But how about we take some chances this year?
Say "YES" to Opportunity
Just as it is important to create opportunities for yourself through action, likewise, it is important to take opportunities as they present themselves. Taking opportunities requires you to say “yes”. Think of it as saying yes to life. It’s not about blind participation in any and everything for the sake of doing so, but it is about giving yourself the opportunity to experience new things. It’s about being open to receiving the things you want in your life.
And if you find yourself wanting to say “no” to one of those opportunities, whatever it may be, ask yourself why you’re saying no. There’s nothing wrong with saying “no”, but you should know the reason behind the “no”. If you find you’re consistently saying no to opportunity, and your only reason behind doing so is fear or getting out of your comfort zone… then you may be saying no for the wrong reasons. This is especially the case of saying yes would led to things you want to be a part of your life.
I refer back to a previous post I wrote in which I quoted an Indian Sanskrit poem, that said:
... yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision; but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope..."