One, single most powerful fear every person has is to hear the word “No”.
It is something you hear all throughout your life. I know I did.
When I was a kid I was pretty chubby. So, girls said “No”. Writing poetry didn’t help. “Yes” was reserved for boys who knew how to ride bikes.
Later on I started a sales career. Therefore “No” was a part of my life.
Today I hear “No” from my team on a number of occasions.
“Let’s sell more of our goods.” – No, we’re not ready.
*But we are! *
“Let’s push our product.” – No, we don’t have the resources.
*But we are resourceful! *
“Let’s raise 5 million.” – No, there aren’t that many investors in Europe.
*But there are some! *
However, even worse is if you start saying “No” to yourself.
No way! “No” is cutting our lives, with surgical precision.
Suddenly, “No” becomes a tool in our box. The desire for “Yes” seems then hidden at the outskirts of our cognition.
This story is and always has been – about “Yes” even more then it’s about “No”.
“Yes” is what we truly desire – every single one of us. Don’t you think?
Written on a typically busy day.