Have you ever felt like you can’t say “no?” It might hurt someone’s feelings, or they might be disappointed in you? I have—it’s ripe with obligation and outright exhausting!

Most of the time, in my experience, the desire to avoid saying no is mostly about wanting to manage someone else’s perception of you. Truthfully, as Dr. Wayne Dyer articulated so beautifully, “what other people think of you is none of your business.”

I’ve known, but experienced to the core of my being over the last few years, that making a decision is an act of manifestation. We can stay locked in repetitive cycles of indecision caged by our doubts and uncertainties OR we can make a decision to do (or not do) something. Regardless, the choice is ours.

Most of the time we are paralyzed by the unknowns of a situation. But our purpose for being is to create experiences. Take appropriate time to consider your options but then make a decision. Say yes or no, and move towards your desired intention. Use the feedback of the decisions to course correct and revision, as necessary.

Does it all come up roses? Nope, sometimes we experience the ending of a relationship, career or long-held dream. These must be grieved and released but in light of the new space that is now open for the best or even better.

The universe is responsive to your choices, so choose wisely and let your heart lead the way.

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