I recently read an article called The "Hell Yes!" Approach to Better, Bolder Decision Making. Totally and completely life changing. I've always struggled with making decisions to do things I wasn't excited about, but felt I should be excited about. I'd drive myself pretty cray.
This is typically how it'd go down: someone would ask me: Hey, do you want to _____? Me in my head almost immediately: nope, sure don't wanna do that. Me out loud: Oh yeah. Sure, that could be fun. And then I'd start thinking how I should probably do it, I should say yes to all of the opportunities that come my way, blah, blah. Do you guys ever do this??
Truth is, and reading this article affirms this realization, if you have that gut feeling that you don't want to do something, then it's not the right thing for you. Period. You don't even need to know why it's not the right thing. Even when you're on the fence about something, when you have a wellll, yeah maybe feeling, don't do it. You'll know something is right for you when you feel an intuitive Hell Yes! Anything else probably isn't going to get you where you want to be in life. And ya know, I've recently learned that when you say no to things you don't really want to do, even better options and opportunities come your way.
Making decisions really comes down to two options: Hell yes or NO. So listen for those Hell Yes! moments this week and don't feel bad about saying no... you'll feel better, I promise. And if you don't I'll make you this... cuz everyone says Hell Yes! to pie.
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