My Year of Yes hasn’t been through a full week yet, but already I’ve noticed some stuff:
- I’m a grump. My husband is a really silly guy — and I remember loving that about him when I first dated him — but I find myself shutting down the fun any chance I get. Buzz kill. I’ve tried to make the choice to laugh at him (with him, whatever) rather than respond in opposition lately. We’re having fun. On the other hand, I’ve now noticed how much he really likes to screw with me – any chance he gets.
- Speaking of buzz kill, I really do react negatively to every. single. thing that crosses my mind or heart. Well, not negatively, but in opposition. Excitement gets concern; happiness gets anxiety; frustration gets Bright Side.
- This can only be good for my career. I’m at the point where soft skills define my success and, as a former manager once said, “whether people like you becomes the most important consideration in whether you get promoted, like it or not.” Finding myself being naturally disagreeable isn’t good, though I do a fair job of masking that tendency at work.
Anyone else doing a Year of Yes-ish challenge? What are you noticing?