This week I was challenged to write about saying "no". What things I need to say "no" to be able to say "yes" to even better things. And I think learning to say "no" to some opportunities can be beneficial.
But I don't think not saying "no" is my problem. I think my problem is that I say "no" too much.
I've always been very aware of what I like & what I don't like, as well as what I can and what I can't do. But always knowing what you can't do is sometimes a total pain. Because it means I turn down opportunities and projects based on what I currently know. But what I currently know is constantly changing. I'm learning new things every day.
I don't like 'not knowing' things when I'm working on a project. I've said yes in the past and then realized I was in way over my head. But I always managed to figure it out and learn a ton and finish the project well. And those projects usually turn out to be some of my favourites :)
So I've decided to stop that bad habit. Of course there will still be projects I turn down, but I don't want to turn them down if it's a skill I can learn or a project I can learn from.
I've said yes to a fairly big opportunity recently.
I don't really know what I'll learn or where it'll take me, but I'm kind of excited :)
And don't worry, I'll let you know more soon!