Forever requiring the balloon of external love to remain inflated

If we say no to this, then nothing else will come along and we will go broke and die alone. 

It’s classic scarcity mentality. 

Buying into the belief that life is limited. Trying to hold onto everything as if it were ours and we owned it and without it we are nothing. Allowing ego and vanity to convince us that saying yes to every request means we’re somehow saving the world. 

But what we don’t realize is, saying no won’t tilt the world on its axis. If we don’t do this, life will not cease to exist. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. 

When we trust that there’s always more adventure and happiness around every single corner, that’s exactly what we find. 

I heard a fascinating interview with a horror film director. John said that when you no longer have the same consuming drive that you used to, you’re much more discerning about the type of projects you say yes to. 

Because you’re not still sweating some list of half baked resolutions you imposed upon yourself. You’re not running around trying to prove yourself and satisfy the expectations of strangers. 

Besides, there are hundred reasons to do everything, and there are a hundred reasons not to do everything. You could debate it forever. 

But every decision boils down to the same question. 

Will this help you build the kind of life you want? 

With that kind of abundance mindset, the freedom to decline a request becomes deeply empowering. 

If you say yes, it’s because you want to, not because you need to. 

Remember, each of us can choose to set boundaries minute by minute that honor what is most important to us. 


What are the last three projects you said no to? * * * *

Scott Ginsberg

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