January 7, 2018 Always Say “Yes”

To really go at it in life and in business, you have to say yes to everything. It’s something you’ll see successful people do time and again—not because they can but because they choose to say yes. They eagerly engage in life and realize that the word “yes” has more life and possibilities in it—and is clearly so much more positive than “no.”

When a client asks me to do something, I say, “Yes, I will be happy to/would love to/want to make it work for you.” I have a saying: “I never say no until I have to.” It’s a great way to tell someone no (that is, if you absolutely must). When given an option to do or not do something, always say yes! Life is to be lived—something that becomes impossible to do when you’re constantly saying no. Although many suggest that it is critical to know what to say no to, the reality is most people don’t venture out and don’t experience enough in life. They refuse to take on new things and experiences as often as they should.

You know that you have an automatic “no” in you all ready to go—one that is backed with a 100 reasons why you can’t, shouldn’t, or don’t have time to do something. Give this a try: Say yes for now until you become so successful that you are forced to add “no” to your arsenal and start managing your time and efforts. Until then, make “yes” part of your successful habits. Say yes to your kids, spouse, clients, boss, and most importantly, to yourself. It will propel you to new adventures, new solutions, and new levels of success. Grant Cardone. “The 10X Rule.”

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