Just say yes…

December 22, 2010

As we grow up, there are many people who offer their words of wisdom; some of it is helpful, some of it is well…not so helpful. 🙂 So, of all the wonderful advice I have received, there is one piece of advice that sticks out that I would like to share with you.  I have heard this from numerous people over the years and have put it into practice many, many times.  My advice to you is…

Say yes, that’s it plain and simple, just say yes.

When asked for help, say yes.  When asked if you know someone who could help, just say yes. When asked for advice, just say yes.  This is how we leave our mark on others.  Now, I am not saying we can be all things to all people, and just saying yes doesn’t mean you have to be everywhere all of the time.  It simply means making a commitment to say yes when asked to stay late.  Say yes when asked to help with a project, not because you are paid  but because you want to help. In addition, you can say yes even before you are asked to do something. Offer help when you see someone in need. First recognize they are in need (pay attention), and then offer to help.

We all leave a legacy when we cross paths with others in our lifetime. What do you want your legacy to be?


One Response to “Just say yes…”

  1. Noel Says:

    I wish I said “yes” more often when people offered their help. I say “no” and then kick myself later! Saying “yes” is not an imposition, and it’s not something to feel guilty about! great post — thanks!

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