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Saying “Yes” Along the Path to Higher Self-Esteem – Week 6
09 July 2015
I totally understand
that your initial reaction to this week’s heading may be “Ok now I’m confused,
last week she wrote Just say No and
now she is telling us To say Yes.”
And you are right.
Though the good news is, there’s a simple trick to knowing the right time to
say either YES or NO: Start listening to your body.
That is right; your body
will give you the answer.
I realise that you
may not be in the habit of listening to your body for the answers so here is a simple
rule you may like to adopt so your path to higher self-esteem is easier.
If the request is
legal and you feel angst about doing it, just simply say YES!!
That is right; the
angst comes as the request stretches you outside of your comfort zone.
Stretching Yourself by Saying ‘Yes’
A sure fire way to
raising your self esteem is to live each day as Eleanor Roosevelt suggested –“Do
one thing every day that scares you.”
Let’s face it life
can become really boring when we stay in the same routine year after year,
doing the same things, thinking the same thoughts, eating the same foods, doing
the same job and engaging in the same hobbies.
We are here to live a
fulfilled and prosperous life, stretching ourselves so we can grow and live the
life of our desires.
A few years ago I
came across this poem (Author Unknown) that very eloquently brings home this
week’s point about why you should be saying “YES!” more often.
I used to have a comfort zone where I knew
I wouldn’t fail.
The same four walls and busywork were
really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I’d never
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced
the same old floor.
I said it didn’t matter that I wasn’t doing
I said I didn’t care for things like
commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things
inside the zone,
But deep inside I longed for something
special of my own.
I couldn’t let my life go by just watching
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let
the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I’d
never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed
and locked the door.
If you’re in a comfort zone, afraid to
Remember that all winners were at one time
filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make
your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile; success
is there for you!
Gratitude and Joy
earlier posts in Karen’s Creating High Self Esteem Series please
Self Esteem – Week 1
Building High Self
Esteem – Week 2
Continuing on our
Journey to High Self Esteem – Week 3
Towards High Self Esteem – Week 4
Say NO Build
Higher Self Esteem – Week 5
About the Author
Karen Chaston: “Inspiring Women to Empower All Areas of Life” is a
wife, mother, author, speaker, radio host, former CFO publicly listed company,
BraveHeart Women Resonator.
it took her son’s death for her to become more aware, grateful,
healthier, energised and live in my Essence.
now inspires women to become their own best friend and live in their Essence.
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