“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!”
– Richard Branson
The yes movement, partially started by the YouTubers Yes Theory, has grown into a whole community of people seeking discomfort. They strive to say yes to everything that makes them uncomfortable.
It means buying that impulsive plane ticket, finally getting the courage to ask out your crush, conquering your fear of the gym and so much more. This entire group of people all have the same mindset. That is to simply say yes, to go for it. Get the tattoo, climb the mountain, live your life.
This is without a doubt a good mindset to have. Unfortunately, the world we live in today is capable of taking something as beautiful and pure as this and turn it into something disgusting.
On one hand, through this mindset, you can find yourself in some amazing experiences. You get the most out of life and fully embrace everything that comes your way. Life is entirely in your hands no hesitation, no regrets, complete freedom.
There are negatives though, the world can be a dangerous place. You never know who is being honest or who you can trust. Even those that you think you know the best can end up stabbing you in the back. It only takes about two seconds of looking through the news to find something disconcerting.
For the most part the good outweighs the bad, but you do not want to be that one unlucky person. I am a firm believer that everything in life happens for a reason and that it all builds you up to become who you are meant to be. With that being said, the fear that something bad will happen to me is still quite present in my life. A good quote to look at is “If fear of failing hold you back, remind yourself that regret is far worse.” – Barbara Corcoran. This always helps me shift perspectives and say yes more because, in the end, we all want to get the most out of the life we are given.