One thing I’ve noticed is that I have no trouble accepting or saying “yes” to things. It’s after I’ve said yes where I run into trouble. I think there are two things that get me in trouble most of the time:
First, I say “yes” to something (usually work related in this case) and then my confidence, motivation or something else falters and the follow-through and execution of said challenge is less than I would like to see from myself.
Then, Sometimes I say yes to things that end up clashing with something internal and it causes some internal conflict/discomfort. Then I sound waffley as I say, “well, I said yes but I mean no” or I end up just feeling yucky. I notice this one most often with things that involve spending money or doing some activity that turns out to feel like a “time filler” rather than something enriching.
So, yes – I still LOVE the idea of accepting and facing challenges with gusto and positivity. But, I am trying to listen to that little voice inside me a little more carefully and also putting a little more oomph into the actual execution. So maybe this should be Accept and face challenges with gusto and positivity….then execute with gusto and positivity!