Do you ever wonder how successful people think, and what they did to succeed? There is one thing that sets these people apart — they said YES to opportunities. Not all successful people are creative thinkers who came up with great ideas. Some of them succeeded because they brought themselves out of their comfort zone by having the courage to say yes. Let me share with you why you should not be afraid to grab the opportunities that come your way.
How Successful People Think: Learn To Say YES!
Change Your Thinking And Make The Most Out of Your School Years
As someone who is in high school or about to head off to college, you may have received a lot of advice. Many people may have told you to enjoy your life while in school. Students are often told, “These are the best years of your life. Enjoy them while you can. School is the best thing ever, and you’re never going to get this time back.”
But most of the time, you let this advice pass through your ears. I am here to tell you that you should follow this advice. School is amazing. Adults may love their job and their life after school, but nothing compares to being a student. Someday, when you look back to your time at school, you will realize that you had so many opportunities and a lot of fun. I know I did.
To help you make the most out of your time in school, let me offer you a piece of advice. Learn to say YES. That’s it.
Change Your Life By Saying YES
Say yes to opportunities. Those may be suggestions from your friends that are good for you. Or even the activities that your teachers ask you to take part in. Just say yes, because saying yes is going to give you more than you could ever imagine. Look at the big picture and envision the possibilities waiting for you. That will make you value more the opportunities and privileges you have as a student.
If you want to emulate how successful people think, this is the way to go. Successful people got to where they are because they said yes to opportunities. You will only succeed once you learn to get out of your comfort zone. And to do that, you need to have the courage to go for opportunities. Whether you chase them or they’re put in front of you, if the opportunity will take you to your goal, go for it.
A lot of your peers may be very passive about this matter. They may not maximize their opportunities and privileges, or not do anything with them at all. You need to steer clear away from that. Value what you have and make the most out of it.
The Benefits of Saying Yes
It is true that agreeing to commit to too many things will eventually burn you out. So it’s all about finding the right balance. Go for good opportunities but sit out on the ones that aren’t right for you.
Though if you need that extra push, here are the benefits you can enjoy by saying yes:
- Your big break may happen.
- It can lead you to more good opportunities.
- Your capabilities may increase.
- Your network can widen.
- You won’t regret missed opportunities and you’ll avoid wondering what if.
These are only some of the good things that can come your way when you let yourself experience more. You are young, and there is a lot of room for improvement. Don’t be afraid to live and experience failure because that is how you will become wiser.
How Successful People Think: Commit To Say Yes To Opportunities
Be the kind of student who says yes to opportunities. When you do, commit to giving your best to it. I guarantee you will get the best out of everything if you say yes.
One word, that’s the secret. That’s the key to success; that is how successful people think. Learn to say yes to opportunities that will take you towards your goal.
How can saying “yes” change your life? Watch this TEDx Talks video and learn how the words “yes” and “no” can shape your life:
Emulating how successful people think by saying yes to opportunities can change your life. It will take you out of your comfort zone and into the growth zone. Yes, you may experience failures. But when you look back on the course of your life, what you will regret are the opportunities you let pass. Never turn down a chance to say yes to what is good for you.
What are the things that you have said “yes” to? How did this action change your life? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!