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Team Yes

I read something l loved this week starting with the title: “It’s not your job to tell yourself ‘no’.

Write that above your workspace.  Now.

The world is full of no’s.  People are going to say that word to you all the time.  So it’s ridiculous to also stand in line and be one more no in your day.

I loved the whole article, but this was the part that I feel I should read every single morning before I start working and telling myself no:

It’s not your job to tell yourself no. It’s not your job to deny yourself opportunities. It’s not your job to prevent your own progress. There are enough people in the world who will do those things for you.

Your job is to embrace rather than ignore. Your job is to pursue rather than prevent. Your job is to tell yourself “yes” instead of “no.”

That’s your job.

That is your job, too.

What are you saying “yes” to today?


1 Gwen { 09.28.16 at 11:39 am }

Thank you for sharing! The words are now in my home office. But I think I’ll put them in a few more spots around my house.

2 Sharon { 09.28.16 at 1:25 pm }

I said “yes” to a doughnut and a mini Almond Joy when I should have said no. . . I have a feeling that’s not what this article was about. 🙂

3 em { 09.28.16 at 2:06 pm }

I love this so much.

4 Lori { 09.28.16 at 4:57 pm }

Needed this now. Thank you for sharing!

5 Corinne Rodrigues { 09.29.16 at 5:56 am }

Seems like you wrote this for me, Mel. Thank you.

6 em { 09.29.16 at 2:11 pm }

I love this.

7 Mali { 09.29.16 at 10:48 pm }

That’s lovely. Clearly it was your job today to spread the word!

Today, I booked a holiday. I was definitely not saying “no” about that. Though I’m pretty good at telling myself “no” about many other things. Sigh.

8 Lori Lavender Luz { 09.30.16 at 11:36 am }

Love this. I think my dad tried to teach us this when we were growing up. Some of it sunk in.

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