This morning I woke up to so many enthusiastic New Year messages on social media all about “making it happen” and “2014 is going to be THE year” and “now is the time to make your dreams a reality!”
And by 9:05 am, it felt like mine were already shattered.
I am used to hearing “no, thanks” in life. I am an entrepreneur and a writer and a PR person. “No” is something I am used to. And usually I can move on from it rather quickly. No? Ok, let’s find someone to say yes. No? Ok, but perhaps this might work instead. No? Ok, onto the next.
But sometimes, on certain occasions, all you want is a yes.
When you know an opportunity or project or idea should be a yes, you really want it to be a yes and you know it would be really amazing for everyone if it was a yes, hearing no is hard.
I heard “no” a little too early in the year this year.
A no that I really wanted to be a yes. A no that I actually really cared about and pictured being a yes for many weeks before it became a no. A no that somehow, in my mind, already managed to set the tone for the year in a matter of minutes. Even though I know it shouldn’t. Even though I know it will mean nothing in a few days, weeks, months. Even though I know that every no leads the way to another yes that was meant to be.
I know all that. But I wanted a yes.
And I want to make it happen. And I want this to be the year. And I want to make my dreams a reality.
It just may have to wait until tomorrow morning instead.
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