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“When you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself.” ~ Paulo Coelho

Let’s face it. At some level we all want to be the type of person whom others can count on.

It makes us feel good, right?

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Photo by yaymicro.com

But what happens when saying ‘YES’  distracts us from pursuing our dreams?

I’ve been giving this a lot of thought lately as I work out what it is I want to be doing.

It has become more and more important for me to be single-minded about pursuing my dream.

Does that mean I should never say ‘YES’  to others?

Of course not!

I must, however, be very mindful of the consequences of saying ‘YES.’

I must not let my yeses become a convenient reason to waylay my dreams – even if pursuing my dreams is scary and saying ‘YES’  feels safe!

When your yes to others means no to you, are you not robbing yourself from that which would give you and your community vibrant life and purpose?


What’s distracting you from pursuing your dreams?

Does fear play a role in your decisions?