Each day, we are faced with decisions that require “yes” or “no” answers. Before you commit to “yes,” it’s important to ask yourself “why?”
“Yes” is an action-oriented word, and with each “yes” commitment, there are consequences, or by definition, “results or effects of an action.” So, when you say “yes,” there will be consequences — positive or negative.
When You Own Your ‘Why,’ You Will Be Ruthlessly Accountable To Your ‘Yes.’
If you find yourself in a challenging spot after you committed “yes” to something or someone, that’s when the “why” comes into play. The strength of the “why” and your personal connection to that “why” are what keep your commitment in the face of adversity.
Trust Is Built On Staying True To Your Commitments.
One of the most powerful ways to build trust is through the simple, but not always easy, process of making and keeping commitments. It’s simple because it’s only two steps… you make a commitment and you make it happen.
Saying ‘Yes’ Is A Powerful Action.
“Yes” is the commitment made right before action begins. If the “why” is someone else’s and not shared by you, it’s a “hollow yes.” It’s a “yes” to satisfy or appease someone, but you don’t own that “why,” and that “why” will not give you the strength you need to be all in.
So dig deep, and discover your motivation. Uncover your “why.” Because each time we say “yes” we have the opportunity to bond our commitment and accountability to the “yes” with a strong and meaningful “why.”