If you haven’t picked up a copy of Shonda Rhimes latest book…. Year of Yes, How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person….. then what are you waiting for?
We always hear people say that we should learn how to say NO and that NO is a complete sentence. So I was VERY curious as to why Shonda would start saying YES. Doesn’t that mean that I would be adding even more to my already full plate?
What I learned during the reading of Year of Yes is that I too need to start saying YES!!
I’m not going to give away all of the book but I will share why after reading Year of Yes, I have declared 2016 as MY YEAR OF YES!!!
Shonda is saying YES to things that don’t come easy, things that move her out of her comfort zone. At first I was like what the heck does THE SHONDA RHIMES have to be scared of? What could possibly be out of her comfort zone? I mean really she created Olivia Pope….whatever it is just handle it! Guess what ?? THE SHONDA RHIMES is human like the rest of us. She is a mother, sister, daughter and friend, she works full time, and truly has the same everyday obstacles like the rest of us. As a matter of fact she & I share some of the exact same fears.
I am what you call and introverted extrovert. I love the concept of being around people & going places but the actual practicing of it can be a bit overwhelming. So this year I am going to say YES to going places AND I will actually show up and be present in the moment. I’m going to go to the Bass Pro Shop on the mighty Mississippi and ride the elevator to the top. I might even go out on the observation deck. I am saying YES to difficult situations and conversations.
This year I’m going to say Thank You when someone pays me a compliment and leave it at that. No more downplaying my accomplishments. I’m going to embrace my Badassery.
Saying YES to things that scare you takes courage…. As Shonda says: “I can experience life or I can give up on it”.
So if you see me strike the Wonder Woman pose in 2016 just know that I am saying YES to ME!!
What will you say YES to?
Beewisdom- You must do the things you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt