Shoot friends, something I’m learning this week is that we already say NO more than we think. Sometimes I think it’s easy to glorify busy and get caught up in the hustle of being someone that can't “say no” to things and wrap up our identity in being the people pleasers that say “yes” to everything.
>>>BUT if every time that we say YES to something we are inevitably saying NO to something else, then we actually say no a wholeee lot more than we even believe we do. And what are those things we’re saying no to beneath the surface? Are they our values, ourselves, our families, the people that show up for us, or just the rest and margin we need to live our best lives?
What if saying YES to that one more booking, is actually saying NO to doing your best work for them? What if saying yes to one more GOOD thing means that we're saying NO to the BETTER things that are waiting for us. I think we can often create a false humility in our busyness and not realize that by taking a real, deep, honest look at our yeses we can see the things we're prioritizing and then evaluate what doesn't match up with our values or the best things we want to invest in.
I'm walking away from the sunshine & salty air this week thinking more deeply about what I'm saying "yes" and "no" to in my life. Wanting to feel in control and confident of those things not because it works for her here or it's what she's doing over there, but because each of those little decisions reflects our priorities, and our priorities reflect our values and hearts and that's what makes up our life. ❤️Cheering you (and me) on to say each "yes" and "no" this week with confidence, clarity, and courage.