Reflecting on Yes

My return to 40 day goals has come to an end. Say Yes! was a wrap on November 12th. Bring these goals back into my life reminded me of one very important detail. My outlook on life determines everything.

“Energy follows thought; no matter how hard we work or how much we know, we tend to rise to our assumed limits, and no higher.” ~Dan Millman

Saying yes to opportunities as they presented themselves pulled me forward. Saying yes to the things I love most about daily living brought me comfort. Saying yes to the dreams that float around my head brought me closer to my heart. When life got challenging, I did my best to think positive. My brain tried many times to tell me I couldn’t. But I always responded by saying yes I can. On nights where Chet is being especially difficult at bedtime (visualize 10:30pm requests for more tractors), I can collapse into myself. I often think “I can’t do this anymore.” But the reality is I can do it, and I do it. Choosing to say “Yes” instead of “I can’t” changes my whole approach to the exhausting never ending problem. As I work towards building my mileage again, I found myself in a habit of saying “I can’t” or thinking that this run was doomed. Instead I’ve focusing on thinking that I can indeed run to that light pole. I can indeed run to the next turn in the trail. By the time arrive, I’m back to being mentally engaged.

Did I check everything of my list? No. But that isn’t the point of this exercise. Setting goals for 40 days to saying yes made me consciously aware of how I react to life.

As I start a new year in my own life, saying yes has to be my priority. The only way to thrive is to say yes. I know the reason I’ve been able to transition out of survival mode into thriving mode is because I’m making myself available in my own life. For the next 40 days, I will continue to say yes to the things that make me thrive. I will continue to say yes to living the life I love.

A new set of goals coming soon! Say Yes to Thriving!


Published by Kristy

Finally made it into my 30s. Life is simple, rewarding, and full of lessons to be learned and goals to achieve.

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