Why Having A Year Of Yes Could Change Your Life Forever

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Shonda Rhimes is a powerful career girl. She’s the creator of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder and is responsible for 70 hours of TV per season. She knows the importance of working and trying to create a balance in her personal life, you only have to read our profile on her to know how inspiring she is.

Shonda’s life changed when she started saying yes to everything. In this TED talk, she admits that when she wanted to say no, she simply said yes and then explains how powerful that was for her in both her work life and her home life.

“When I’m hard at work, when I’m deep in it, there is no other feeling. For me, my work is at all times building a nation out of thin air. It is manning the troops. It is painting a canvas. It is hitting every high note. It is running a marathon. It is being Beyoncé. And it is all of those things at the same time.”

Could your life change if you simply said yes more often? Could it open hundreds of doors and lead to a more positive outlook? Start by reading our article on banishing negativity, make your perfect motivational list and then give saying yes a go!

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Beth Macdonald

Managing Editor

I'm the Managing Editor of CGD. I'm a graduate of the Penguin Writer's Academy and have published a short story. I specialize in copywriting, digital marketing, and research.