Your Year of Yes

You ever hear of this? People's "Year of Yes;" that year of their lives when they are going to change their point of view by oh, you know making a plan to say yes to: falling in love, losing weight, learning Chinese, hiking the Appalachian Trail, becoming a cat-wrangler, sailing the seven seas, getting their kicks on Route 66, planting an herb garden, churning their own butter, learning how to paint in oils, starting a small business, becoming a notary, getting into law school, fixing their relationship with their parents, becoming a Luddite, starting a sewing circle, getting the corner office, writing a YA novel about werewolves in love, moving to Seattle, playing the harp, whatever. Perhaps you've had your own Year of Yes? When done correctly, it can truly be life-changing. Because, let's be honest; what the Year of Yes really entails is giving ourselves permission to understand ourselves and our desires. Understanding and validating our desires in order to respect them, believe in them and thus ACT on them. It's about giving ourselves permission (and courage) to take our desires -- and by extension, ourselves -- seriously. We have to take our goals, big or small, seriously in order to commit to the hard and frequently frightening work necessary to bring our dreams to life. We have to take our desire to learn Chinese seriously in order to do the hard work of finding a class and buying the books and moving outside of our (un)comfort zones long enough to give the l...
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