Monday Morning Wake Up Call:
Your Motivation, Inspiration, & Direction for the Week Ahead
Here’s to Trying Something New
Have you ever noticed how often you say “No?” Not just to things that merit refusal, but to fresh ideas, new possibilities and the chance to make unexpected discoveries? Whenever you say no, you potentially miss an opportunity to discover something new, or to try something you haven’t tried before. You can’t say yes to everything, of course, but you could almost certainly say yes more often. When someone invites you to join them in something they love—and that you haven’t ever tried—what do you say? Do you take the chance to try it? Or do you politely turn them down? Learning and living are the same. When you stop learning, you start to die a little every day. There are scientific evidence links between brain cells can regrow at any age if you give them some exercise. Your brain is a case of “use it or lose it.”
So, try it. Say YES to something you would normally turn down this week. Try different food, different music, or go somewhere you’d normally avoid. It doesn’t need to be anything dramatic. What matters is that you open yourself to more of what life has to offer, instead of hanging back and staying with what you already know.
Something to Think About:
The world is a huge, glorious experiment, not a set of rules to be followed and boxes to the checked. How much you are willing to join in that experiment is up to you. The closer that you stick to the same script, the less you will discover what might be even better. What holds most people back is fear of losing what they already have, however imperfect it might be. Just remember that you are in control of the experiment. You can try a little change as easily as a huge one. And if it doesn’t work, you can always go back and try again. Saying no really is the real risk because it closes the door forever on anything different.
Try a new way of prospecting for new business this week, even if it scares you a little bit!
Words of Wisdom:
Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. John C. Maxwell
To my young friends out there: Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life. Nancy Reagan
Just keep taking chances and having fun. Garth Brooks
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. Charles Robert Buxton
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. Zig Ziglar