Your Best “Yes”

Do you ever feel like you’re being pulled in a million different directions and struggle to decide what to say yes to and what to say no to?

I sure have.

The weekend was nearing and I had a full list of possible events that could occupy my time. Sharing my thought process with my sister went something like this:

  1. If I attend this event or that party, I will not have any energy left for my two children (I am pregnant so my energy is limited!)
  2. I want to support my friends with their engagements, but cannot physically attend everything.
  3. I have spent a lot of time away from my kids coming off a busy holiday season at work and know they need more of my attention.
  4. I don’t know what to do. Help?!

Interestingly enough, she had just read an article around a similar situation and that article challenged her to discover best YES.

I realized my best yes was to say no to all the events that would prevent me from spending my time and energy with my kids. They deserve my best.

It was a weight off my shoulders to realize that my best yes was actually saying no. Sometimes we just have to say no to some good opportunities to make room for our best opportunities.

Instead of being everything to everyone, what can you say no to that will bring about your best yes?