Welcome to #TheDailyYes. The idea is simple- we are sharing some of the quotes, phrases, and pearls of wisdom that have helped us throughout the years.

A few simple words can completely change the way a person thinks about things. A person’s success, self-worth, and impact on the world can be completely attributed to the way he or she thinks about things.

Jason Mudd, Executive Officer

Remember: We all get what we tolerate. So stop tolerating excuses within yourself, limiting beliefs of the past, or half-assed or fearful states.

Tony Robbins

When we are children, a large part of our domestication is teaching us that we have to make a choice. We are taught ‘or’ and we are given options and we are told to choose. If we are supremely lucky we are taught not only how to choose, but why. And as I sit here, a few days after my 37th birthday, I revel in the thought that I am grown and I choose ALL.

As children, we are told to pick and choose what to eat, wear, listen to, watch, read, study, and even be. I have a 6-year-old daughter and I spend a good amount of time giving her options so she learns the thought process behind making decisions.

I think it is wonderful to help her navigate through aspects of daily life for the first time. To see how things relate to her and explain some of the subtleties of life. But I’m always working to expose her to new things early so she can get in the habit of experiencing different things.

Because if she is always comfortable and never tries anything then she will never know what she could potentially be passionate about. You don’t know what you don’t know.

A simple word/thought hack I like to use that I think is pretty universal is to replace ‘or’ with ‘and‘. For me, it helps to reframe situations and potential conflicts by giving it a more realistic perspective. Then I think a little harder about what it is I’m ‘stressing’ about.

I ask myself “is it a profit or a pleasure?

If it’s not- I move on. I have already decided that if something isn’t adding value to my life (i.e. making me money or putting a smile on my face) there is little reason for it. Building on that, once I know my path…

I choose all.

I also want to know what simple phrases, quotes, or other pearls of wisdom have positively impacted your life. I’m going to pick a guest contributor one day a week so that we can keep this lively from a perspective sense. Email me at hello@yeslouisville.com. I appreciate your thoughts!

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