By Jessica Rector
You don’t really want to go tomorrow. You’ll have to get up early. You hate getting up early. You are already tired, and you know when you get up extra early, you’re going to be dragging all day. Maybe you’ll just sleep in and not go.
When tomorrow comes, and it’s time for you to wake up, you talk yourself out of doing it. You end up skipping the event and sleeping in. Then when you wake up, you think, I should have just gone.
You talked yourself out of going just because you didn’t want to wake up early. You told yourself you really didn’t need to go. Maybe you asked yourself what you would really get out of it, and then gave yourself the answer you wanted to hear in order to validate not going. Everything backed up your reasons for not wanting to go in the first place.
If you would have gone, you would have met an old friend, gotten a new client, or found an ally for a strategic alliance. If you would have gone, you would have planted to seed for something so much bigger and better to happen for yourself or your business down the road. Maybe you would have discovered a new hobby or a possible romantic relationship beginning. But you decided not to go.
You talked yourself out of the best thing that could have happened to you in a long time, because you didn’t want to get up early. You refused to mess with the routine you’ve set up for yourself each day. So maybe you would be more tired today. Or when you would have gone, you could be more energized throughout your day, because of one unexpected conversation.
That was a fantastic opportunity for you to step out of your comfort zone to get more business, to meet new people, and to build relationships. You turned it down because you were tired. You are saying another hour or two of sleep is more important than the possibility of your life catapulting to heights you never imagined possible. That’s what meeting one person can do for you, but you said, No, I’ll take another hour of sleep. I don’t want my life to be catapulted. I don’t want my life to be empowered. I don’t want my life to be fulfilled. I’d rather sleep a little longer.
There is plenty of time for sleep. There is plenty of time to be doing what you do every single day. You can stick to your routine when opportunities aren’t offered.
When they are, you need to be jumping up and down excited to go, ready to join, eager to see who you meet, and thrilled for the chance for advancement. Opportunities are the exact thing you need to Breathe Happiness. Be Fulfilled. Live Empowered! So when they come along, and they will, just say a resounding YES. YES, I’ll go. YES, I’ll get up early. YES, I’ll be there! They will change your life. And the more you say YES, the more opportunities will find you. So just say, YES, YES, YES and be prepared to step into your greatness!
As a single mom and founder of The Single Mom Movement, Jessica Rector knows how single moms are overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed. With targeted private coaching, programs, and school, she connects single moms to happiness, fulfillment, and empowerment by using her proven strategies. Clients praise Jessica for getting massive results after one session.