15th June 2018
‘You never say yes to anything’.
It was these six simple words that Shonda Rhimes (the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder) embraced for one year as she took on the challenge to say yes to everything that scared her. Her book, ‘Year of Yes’, chronicles her journey.
Hearing her speak of how life transforming this challenge was, it made us wonder how many opportunities we’d missed out on because we haven’t always said yes to what’s come our way.
Whilst it’s not possible – or even close to wise – to say yes to everything that comes our way, what about those opportunities that are designed to challenge us and take us out of our comfort zone?
Are we missing out on some life changing experiences because we’re too anxious to simply say yes to what lies before us?
When it comes to life – our stitching included – maintaining our status quo will always be the path of least resistance. It may be familiar, well-worn and comfortable, but it will rarely be life changing.
Perhaps it’s time to declare our own ‘Year of Yes’ as we step outside the familiar and challenge ourselves to be everything we can possibly be, and who knows, maybe we’ll look back over the year and declare it to be our most transformative yet?
We can’t wait to hear where your ‘yes’ takes you!