Saying no to new things feels comfortable to a lot of people and it’s usually the easy way out, especially in a work situation. Saying yes will yield you much better results, help build your self-confidence, and will force you to step out of your comfort zone.
Here are a few benefits of saying, “Yes” when the going gets rough.
Saying yes to an opportunity that challenges any of your career comforts is your best way to go. It’s easy to turn to a skill you’re already good at, but taking a risk at something you’re not good at but willing to learn about is rewarding.
You’ll Learn New Things
Learning new tricks are hard when you’re stuck in your ways, but the only way to learn them is to teach yourself. Accept challenges at work that you’re not completely knowledgeable about, and do your research. Discipline yourself to step out of your comfort zone. You’ll realize that you can do anything you want to learn how to do.
It takes a lot of work to reach your career and life goals, so failure is inevitable. You will fail and succeed but each is a learning experience. You will learn from your mistakes through resiliency so continue to push yourself past your limits. Behind each failure is a great success.
Saying yes when things get difficult is a risk we should be willing to take. Saying yes can lead you down the path of self-discovery and create opportunities you never thought you’d cross.