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"Year of Yes"

The practice of saying yes to new and exciting experiences even those that scare you can take your life to a whole new level. Will Smith states, "God places the best things in life on the other side of your maximum fear."

Though your best life is beckoning you, many will remain in their comfort zone this year due to fear. Truth is, staying complacent doesn't make you happy, yet moving forward terrifies you. However, you will never know what the future has for you until you take a leap of faith. This is why I am here to challenge you to push past your fear and make a commitment to making this year your, "Year of Yes".

The life you desire resides in the YES. Saying yes means, facing your fears. Saying yes means, confronting negative self-talk. Saying yes means, "I understand that life is short and every opportunity counts". Saying yes means, "I am one of a kind with a unique perspective which deserves to be shared with others". Saying yes means, "I am gifted and should be paid my worth". Saying yes means, "I love me and will invest in me". Saying yes means, "I will set healthy boundaries". Saying yes means, "I will finally get the help I need and deserve".

After the reading, Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes in 2017 I made a commitment to myself to do a better job at responding to the callings/desires of my heart. If you haven't read this book I recommend you read it. It's funny and inspiring.

Here are a few things I've said yes to since then: -Yes to regular exercise and better self-care

-Yes to LASIK eye surgery. -Yes to my first tattoo.

-Yes to saying no to things and people that are stressful

-Yes to resigning from my regular 9-5 job and becoming a full-time entreprenuer.

-Yes to becoming a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

-Yes to starting Connecting to Greatness LLC- Coaching and Counseling

-Yes to writing my first Gratitude Journal...COMING SOON

So, what about joining me on this journey of yes? Time is promised to no one, say yes today. Commit to saying yes to new experiences, help, self-care, offers that stir your spirit and yes to being your best self.

Here's how to get started. Start by reminding yourself daily of this commitment. You can do so by simply repeating this affirmation, " I am open to new and delicious experiences that excite my spirit. " Keep an open mind and heart when those opportunities arrive. Say yes to new and delicious experiences that excite you. Once completed, write out your adventures and keep this habit going.

Maybe you've said yes to a few opportunities that were outside of your comfort zone? What were they? comment below.

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