100 Ways to Say No
We are humans are so good at making excuses for ourselves. How many times have we said, "Oh no, I need to work overtime" "I have to do homework" or "It's raining" or "But if I do this, it'll be hard on others". We can come up with a hundred reason to not to something but why not just give yourself one reason to do it. Everyday goes by whether you like it or not so stop saying no, and start saying yes! Make your life worth living.
Because You're the Missing Piece
I was given a puzzle piece during my coffee meet and he said this to me:
Friend: "So, what does this puzzle mean?"
Me: "That I'm a part of something." (At the time, I was thinking oh yes, the typical puzzle piece, how I'm a part of something)
Friend: "What about the other side?"
Me: "Other side?"
Friend: "That the puzzle won't ever be complete without you"
We Only Have A Very Small Impact On Others
Often times, as humans we like to think we are thinking for the betterment of others. But there really isn't ever a time when we are actually sacrificing ourselves for the better of others. We like to think we are giving up something but in reality, we're not. We can all live independently without each other and quite frankly, we would all do just fine.
Imagine putting your fist in a bucket of water, what happens when you pull your fist back out?
Absolutely nothing. As sad as it seems, it's right. We often like to think we have more impact than there really is, telling ourselves we are needed, we are a must.
Where I'm Getting At
What I'm trying to say is, do what you love. Don't think about how people will see you, stop making excuses for yourself, stop thinking you don't belong and most importantly do not oversell your importance and learn to hear and see at face value.
Be modest, be genuine and do what you love. It's taken me a long time to learn these few lessons and I'm still on training wheels but I'm trying to move in the direction that makes me happy.
And to finally, live for myself and my own happiness.
Take care everyone!