LEARN TO SAY
Remember the last time you deliberated over something that scared you? Chances are you thought of what could go wrong. “Fear of the unknown prevents us from saying yes,” says Robin. “It leaves us open to situations we’re not ready for. But it can stop us from experiencing all the good things that might come along from saying yes.” Here’s how to usher ‘yes’ into our lives...
Maybe don’t go signing up for that bungee jumping experience just yet. “Saying yes to everything can leave you drained and confused, so be selective,” suggests Robin. “Focus on what it is you want and say yes to smaller opportunities surrounding it.”
2Make a Snap Decision
Say yes and figure out the rest afterwards. “Half the angst in accepting a challenge or an invitation stems from deliberating over it,” says Robin. “Remove the fear and accept the offer. Don’t put pressure on yourself. The likely repercussions are rarely as bad as you think them to be.”
3Visualise the Buzz
“Saying no to opportunities can leave us feeling guilty and low because we’ve closed a door on our ambitions,” says Robin. “Saying yes is exhilarating, even if it doesn’t turn out how we planned.” Visualise that high—nothing great comes from standing back.
4Get Over Failure
“People feel scared they’ll fail, but it’s only after failure that you realise it’s not so bad and you survived,” says Robin. “Sometimes the best plans take several attempts, so give them a shot.”