Thursday, March 4, 2010
Lucky is saying 'Yes'
I was so lucky. At my Life Club this week was one of my favourite mentors, Jane, who just turned 80 this year.
The workshop was about saying 'No'. How could we create the balance we wanted in our lives by saying 'No' to things we didn't want to do and therefore have time to do the things we wanted to do.
Jane has now got to the stage that she felt she didn't want to think about saying 'No', she wanted to discover how to say 'Yes' to the things she hasn't yet got round (or dare I say 'dared') to doing.
But saying 'Yes' sometimes just means having worked out what to say 'No' to. For example, saying 'Yes' to having a great year this year, means saying 'No' to doubt, fear, procrastination and anything else that's stopping you having that 'Yes' year.
I'm going to say 'Yes' to continuing to think I'm lucky. And I'm going to say 'No' to worrying that things may go 'wrong'. After all, what is 'wrong' but a time to take stock of what's just happened and learn from it?
I'm lucky that you're ready this and, if you're not, then what can I learn from that?
Please let me know.
Hope you have a great weekend.
I'm at The Grove Hotel... do come and join me there another weekend.
Best-selling author (I've just been told by my publisher) of The Life Book