If it is not a HELL YES, then it’s a No.
I am getting very clear on what it means to boldly say “HELL YES.” From career decisions, to friendships, to what I want to do on the weekends, and who I want to spend my time with, if it doesn’t equally serve both parties in the fullest, then why waste my time and theirs.
In other words, I am “trimming the fat.” Ridding my life of unnecessary things, people, and obligations that waste time and cause more frustration then fulfillment. I had my first encounters with this last week, and I left the conversations feeling lighter, honest, and confident that I had now opened up more space to allow things to come into my life that are a HELL YES. From a personal trainer perspective to my clients, this HELL YES mentality allows clients to focus in on the right things to get done and not feeling overwhelmed with a sense of having to do it all now.
I am currently reading “Essentialism.” Author, Greg McKeown, writes,
The Way of the Essentialist involves doing less, but better, so you can make the highest possible contribution. The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s not about getting less done. It’s about getting only the right things done. It’s about challenging the core assumption of ‘we can have it all’ and ‘I have to do everything’ and replacing it with the pursuit of ‘the right thing, in the right way, at the right time’. It’s about regaining control of our own choices about where to spend our time and energies instead of giving others implicit permission to choose for us.
I challenge you to live a life where you focus on quality over quantity. Can you imagine how great it would feel to be able to openly and honestly say "HELL YES" to everything you took on in your life.