As Shonda Rhimes, creator of Gray’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and Private Practice, says:
“I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful, engaged people are busy doing.
The rule is: there are no rules. Happiness comes from living as you need to, as you want to.”
Shonda spent a year doing one simple and powerful thing: she just said YES. It was simple, but it wasn’t easy. Shonda was an introvert who buried herself in work and raising her children. Saying YES meant opening herself up to all kinds of experiences. Some were comfortable, many were not.
Her TED Talk details how amazing the experience was. And the lesson is huge.
Just think what our lives would look like if we just said YES more often!!
So…. this week’s Scare Your Soul Challenge isn’t quite a year. But it is going to be amazing.
This week is your week to say yes.
What will YOU say yes to? Choose one thing per day, for six days. And when you are done – reward yourself!
That’s your goal this week. Big. Small. Just say yes.
Yes to opportunities. Yes to conversations. To more responsibility. To your inner voice. To your dream.
“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity to do something and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes. Then learn how to do it later.” — Richard Branson