If you haven’t already, please do yourself a favor and see the movie “Yes Man” with Jim Carey. It quickly became one of my favorite movies of all time for it’s amazingly inspiring story, great cast and a very humorous script.
For those of you who haven’t seen it, a quick recap is that the main character makes a promise to himself and everyone, that he will say “YES” to anything and everything that comes his way. What started out as a complete disaster slowly turned into blessings-in-disguise as the detours he took, from saying “YES” to everyone, leads him to better things he would have never expected, had he said no.
I’ve always seen myself as a Yes Man and was really able to relate to this story. I say yes to almost anything that’s thrown at me. I love trying anything at least once.
This philosophy I apply to my life has taken me into some really funny situations (I post these stories on www.MotivatedMonkey.com ) and some really inspiring and life changing ones as well (posted here on www.VinceGolangco.com).
I just thought of this movie as today as I said yes to a friend who invited me to try Poi Dancing. I actually didn’t even know what Poi Dancing is but said “Yes” nevertheless.
It turns out, that Poi Dancing is the cool dance with the fire nun-chucks that you will usually see at night on beaches.
It was so much fun and a great work-out as well. It’s a lot trickier than you may think. In fact, the group teaching us made it look REALLY easy… but we were fumbling around with the basic moves. Apparently, the trick to learning this is just practice… I could imagine missing out on this fun day had I said “no” to my invite from my friend….
So even when you say “no”…. make it mean “YES!” You’ll never know what crazy adventure you may be missing out on…