Tonight I am preparing for my first motivational speech. This is the first time I have been asked to come and speak on something that isn’t a training. If I am honest, public speaking (beyond the training) is something I want to do. If I am being honest, I am just a little nervous.
I said Yes to the request from my friend who the Junior League President two months ago.
I’ve been thinking about what I would say for the past two months. Yet, as I sat down to write it I became worried that what I had to say wouldn’t be enough.
However, I have said Yes.
Over the past two years, I have actively said yes to new opportunities and it has changed my life in more ways that I would have ever imagined.
I am honored to be asked to speak in front of amazing women in my community. I’m returning home to my League where I learned many skills which have guided me as a professional. A close friend who is also a sustainer (no longer active) immediately said she was coming when I said I would be speaking. I am calling her my personal cheerleader. Another sent me an email informing me she couldn’t come but would be there in spirit.
Saying No isn’t an option now. I said Yes.
Saying yes is scary.
Saying Yes leads you to the unknown.
Saying yes provides you with opportunities never imagined.
I’m saying yes to my future and forever grateful for the opportunities that come my way.
What have you said yes to lately?
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