Sunday, 9 December 2018

Yes. Yes and Yes!

" The world's a playground. You know that when you are a kid, but somewhere along the way everyone forgets it" 

So for those of you who don't know that quote is from the film Yes Man which stars Jim Carey, if you haven't already watched it I would highly recommend it! I watched it for the first time the other day and it really got me thinking about lots of different things and opportunities in life that I decided not to take. 

Staying in your comfort Zone.

Yes is such a simple word yet can be feared by so many, myself included in that and we shouldn't be so scared and instead embrace it! At the same time we also shouldn't feel obliged to say Yes but sometimes it can be good to do things that are out of your comfort zone and allow yourself to see a wider picture. 

Simply Yes.

Over the years I have spent a long time double thinking myself, whether I'll be okay at something and just generally hiding behind what I thought was my comfort zone. Saying yes could be as simple as trying a new restaurant, deciding to join a club or meeting new people. 

Saying yes can open so many new doors, this year I have been trying to say yes to more things and trying to really push myself out my comfort zone. I've been trying to open myself up to new ideas that maybe I've never thought about, sometimes because I just didn't want to but most of the time because I thought maybe I wouldn't succeed, but how do you measure success? My successes might not be someone else's and they have a completely different idea to what success means to them and thats okay, I've learnt just like anything you can measure it in different ways. 

Of course there needs to be boundaries, life is far to short to focus on things that we don't enjoy or to associate ourselves with people who don't make us feel good. I've decided on a few things that I want to say yes to if the opportunities arise but i'd also to be open to the possibilities I might not have thought about. But I know myself what my personal boundaries are and again this will always be different for everyone. 

You never know until you try.

One of the main things I would always say no to was Public Speaking, we had to do an assessment at college on this once and I just remember crying to my friend because it terrified me especially because it was infront of a group of people I didn't really know. Still to this day even the thought of public speaking makes me a little nervous but over the last year in my new job I had to do it on a regular basis, now I can go up on a stage with a microphone in front of hundreds of people and confidently deliver a speech and do you know the best thing about it? It feels SO GOOD! I will now volunteer to go do a speech, yes I still get nervous before I go on but that's normal like with anything but that feeling after I have made a speech to 700 people and coming off that stage with people saying how good it was delivered makes me feel on top of the world! 

So the question is should I take a chance on something new? YES! I would love to know in the comments what you are going to say Yes to! 


  1. This is such a great post! I'm currently looking into a couple of blog related ventures that I would never thought I would have considered because it's so far out of my comfort zone but you have to push yourself to grow, right?? x


  2. Great post and well done for conquering your fear of public speaking! I agree with you in that it's good to push yourself out of your comfort zone at times, you never know where it may lead! Similarly, I also think it's hard sometimes to say no to things. It can be difficult as you don't want to upset people or be a letdown but it's important to do what you want to do. So both saying yes and saying no can be good things!

  3. Well done!!! Public speaking can be so exhilarating when it goes well. :D xx

  4. This is so inspiring and I totally understand you when you say you don't enjoy public speaking because I was the same when in school.
    I'm going to say "yes" to life and living in the moment.


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