Be a “Yes Person” and Expand Your Life

It’s time to become a “yes person.”

No, not the “yes” person who shamefully agrees with everything his or her boss says.

I’m talking about the “yes person” who is open to new opportunities, willing to accept change, and ready to change their life for the better.

How to Be a “Yes” Person

The good news is that opportunities are all around you.

Every day, new opportunities exist to meet someone new, get a better job, or take steps toward your dream.

You must notice these opportunities and be ready to say “yes” to them.

This is your year.

I know this, and you know this.

Let’s consider how you can be a “yes person” and change your life forever.

Start Saying “Yes” to the Little Things

Saying “yes” can be scary in the beginning.

This is especially true when you’re saying “yes” to a job promotion, big financial investment, or moving to another city.

You overcome this fear by saying “yes” to little things.

Things happen every day that you might decline without even realizing it.

Maybe someone asks you to get lunch or go shopping.

You probably turn down these offers because they don’t match your daily routine, and you aren’t fond of change.

But change is good.

You’ll be more willing to accept change by saying yes to these smaller engagements.

You’ll be ready for bigger opportunities when they come your way.

Say “No” to Distractions

Being a “yes person” doesn’t mean you always have to say yes.

You should only say “yes” to opportunities that will benefit you.

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You should visualize where you want to be in life and map out how you will get there.

Say “yes” to anything that is on your path.

It’s important to say “no.”

However, it would be best to say “no” when necessary.

By saying “no” to something of little importance to you, you’re essentially saying “yes” to the possibility of other opportunities that might come from it.

These opportunities might help you get where you want to be.

You should turn down any distractions that’ll stop you from achieving your goal of happiness.

For example, if a friend says, “Hey, let’s go cow tipping.”

You should probably say no because:

  1. It’s not a constructive use of time
  2. Cows, on average, weigh at least 800 pounds.

Ask yourself, “Is today a good day to die?”

If the answer is no, say “No thanks.”

Say “Yes, and” to Life

Making the most of life and accepting anything that is thrown at you is a big reason why saying “yes” is important.

Saying yes will make your life more exciting, and more opportunities will present themselves to you.

“Yes, and” is a principle that is used in improv.

In improv, one person will set the scene by making a statement about pretty much anything.

The other person must accept and build upon what has been said to continue the scene.

This is the “yes, and” principle.

Implement this principle in everyday life.

It could lead to something beneficial, like a job offer or making a new friend.

Not only are you saying “yes” to something new, but you’re also making the most of the opportunity.

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Don’t Fear Change

Change is good.

It may be scary initially, but it’s ultimately a good thing.

You are often hesitant to accept something new because you become comfortable with what your life has become.

But everyone needs to change in their life once in a while.

It keeps things fresh, which makes it easier to get through the day.

The next time you’re about to say “no” to something because it doesn’t feel right, stop and think about it.

Are you declining it because you really don’t want it in your life, or are you turning it down because you’re afraid to step out of your comfort zone?

Challenge yourself and say “yes” to this exciting new venture.

Did you ever say a life-changing “yes”?

Have you ever said yes to something that was scary or unsure, and it changed your life for the better?

How have you worked to become a “yes person” in your life?

Tell us all about it in the comment section!

We would love to hear from you.

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  1. Rohan

    July 19, 2022 at 3:26 AM

    I love this! Thank you for phrasing it out like this! The concept, applied correctly, overcomes our inbuilt grumpiness holding us back and opens the door to change, stepping outside the comfort zone by learning to be comfortable doing that!
    I appreciate you sharing your words of wisdom here!

    • Danielle Dahl, Lead Contributor

      July 19, 2022 at 1:18 PM

      Thanks so much! We are glad you found the content helpful and hope you check out our other articles as well!

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