An interesting thing happened last week.
I was given the opportunity to join a challenge that from the outside looked like it would be fun and motivating.
But, it freaked me out and made me anxious.
I spent a bit of time avoiding it completely.
Until I realized I was avoiding other things in my business because I was avoiding thinking about that challenge.
So, I decided to reach out to the person leading it and exclude myself from the challenge.
And was then surprised by how much better I felt. It really did feel like a weight was lifted from my shoulders.
Let me be clear: this challenge is a great idea and for those that have chosen to participate, I’m sure they’re getting a lot out of it.
It wasn’t for me.
And in the past, I might have tried to push through it to prove something to myself.
I was reminded that one part of productivity is knowing what to say yes to, and what to say no to.
How do you make that decision?
And when are you saying no out of fear or “playing small” versus saying no because it’s really not for you?
Let’s talk about that.