How often do you actually say yes?

If it’s often, good for you. I’m almost certain that you’re in a great place in your life. But, if you find yourself saying no often, which is where many people are, do you realize you’re limiting yourself and closing the doorway to your best life?

Now, I’m not talking about saying yes to things that are truly no good for you, or being a “people pleaser” and saying yes to everyone and everything until you are completely (emotionally, mentally and physically) drained. I’m referring to agreeing to new things for YOU! Sieze the day for new opportunities, new experiences, fresh ideas and discoveries that get you out of your daily comfort zone and attain the growth your soul seeks.

The “yeses” that take work (and sometimes, a lot of work) but they completely, utterly, fantastically change your life! This space I’m talking about is where all the magic happens.

Here are 3 Reasons to Say YES More Often

1. You’ll gain more confidence and self worth.

When you say yes more often to what feels good (and is for your highest good) you open up the flood gates of opportunity. Here, you gain more beliefs in your abilities. This newfound confidence will bring even more positive momentum on your journey to success.

2. You’ll meet new people (and build life-long friendships).

All humans are of the same species, so it’s up to us to be open to one another.  And opening your mind to the minds of others can literally change your life.  Releasing the bondage of societal ideals lets you fluently communicate with people you may have never talked with before.  You may even make a best friend.

3. You’ll discover new opportunities, skills, and areas of interest.

Saying yes brings miracles and opportunities that exceed your expectations. Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt said it best during his commencement address at the University of California at Berkeley: “Find a way to say yes to things.”

Say yes to invitations to a new country. Or, to meeting new friends. And, say yes to learning a new language, or to picking up a new sport. This commitment is how you get your first job, and your next job. Yes is how you find your spouse and even your kids.

Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means you will do something new, meet someone new and make a difference in your life, and likely in others’ lives as well. … Yes is a tiny word that can do big things. Say it often.”

Saying “Yes” requires work, commitment, and accountability, and sometimes that scares people away, especially if they feel unprepared or unmotivated. But here’s the reality: a positive response will always give you more than a no. A no is guaranteed failure. Nothing is ever stagnant, so a no is usually backward progress. Sure, there is no risk in a no… but there’s no fun in it either. Saying yes can be very fun. In the fun is where you find success”

Say yes to life and watch as life rewards you. So what do you say?