40 Lessons at 40

Lesson #29

By Venus Souls

Yes! And…

What is life but an oversubscribed improv class?

And what is the number one rule of improve class?

“In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” 

— Carol S. Dweck

Whatever comes your way, say: “YES! And…”

Bring it. My arms, heart and mind are open wide. I surrender to what may come. 

This mental hack has left me pleasantly surprised each and every time. Wether it was lemons or strawberries, the smoothie was still delicious.

Life’s experiences – both opportunities and obstacles – are the aid to your growth. Saying: “YES!” is acceptance of the challenge. “And” is your willingness to allow the experience to add to your growth. 

Life happens for you – not to you.

Nothing is in the way – it’s on the way. 

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