I was in a situation last week where I felt utterly uncomfortable. I wanted to say, “no” even though everyone around me was screaming, “yes”.
Some call it snotty, capricious, spoiled.
Was I being unnecessarily difficult? A snob?
Sure, it may have been less awkward to agree with everyone—to tread lightly and not say anything offensive.
But I would have broken one of my personal life rules, inspired by Marie Forleo:
If it ain’t a ‘hell yes’, then it’s a 'no'.
A ‘hell yes’ feels like…
… your nerves are having a dance party in your gut.
… you can picture exactly what it will look like.
… if you do this, you’ll be one step closer to the image you have in your head.
If that’s how you feel about your big move, your new business idea, writing your novel, popping the question, or asking for the raise, then you should start thinking about the practicalities. Make the to do list. Consider financial implications.
Don’t even worry about the pro + con list if you don’t feel excited.
Not sure if you should take the apartment? Don’t.
Feeling hesitant about that job offer? Say no.
Questioning your relationship on a regular basis? Take your exit.
AHEM. Allow me to repeat myself:
STEP ONE: Check your gut for excitement.
STEP TWO: Verify practicalities.
Don’t get it twisted.
Now, you know I love the social scene, so:
In the comments: Have you been in a weird position lately where you had to make a decision you didn't feel quite right about?
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