Just Say Yes
I often say no. I'm overextended. Looking for free time. And the only way I often can manage is to say no. No, I don't want to go. No, I cannot speak at that event.
But I've been thinking about Danny Wallace. He was bored. Sitting around at home. And wondered what would happen in his life if he said yes to every question anyone asked. It's an interesting experiment. It led him to make money, lose money, meet interesting people, brush with sketchy situations.
I'm thinking, "What would happen if I did this just for a day?" Would I have a vinyl siding salesman who happened to call that day come to give a quote? Would I wind up at a conference I had no intention of attending? Would I take on tasks that would cause more stress? Would I buy a lottery ticket prompted by a grocery store clerk's question? Would I meet people I otherwise would not have met? Would my car get washed because of the question at the pump? It's an interesting idea to play with. What do you think would happen if you said yes to every question you were asked in a day?