Once a group of 500 people were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each person a balloon. Each person was then asked to write their name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

The people were then let into that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written on it within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Then, the speaker asked each person to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker then began, “This is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.

And this is the purpose of human life…the pursuit of happiness.”

What if you had to say yes to everything you were told?
It would probably be good at the start right?
What if your friends knew that u had to say yes to everything you were asked to do?
A lot of things could go wrong mostly out of mischief  🙂

But think about it, what would it be like; would you handle what came with it?
I am pretty sure  you have watched the movie YES MAN or probably heard of it.

The guy in the movie is in a rut and after attending “Yes!” self-improvement seminar, by motivational guru Terrence Bundley.
Things take a sudden twist that can only be described in the movie itself.
Its comical in itself having Jim Carrey as the main actor.

Watch the preview here.


One of the best advises I have come across that have been with me since I heard them were by
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Google.
He said   “Find a way to say yes to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learn something new. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job, and your spouse, and even your kids.”


The words are profound, if a friend comes and tell you let’s do drugs, let’s go steal some cars, you would probably laugh and say ‘That’s stupid” but that is not the kind of questions we are talking about here cause the ending may not be anywhere to rosy or may and you in a bigger rut than Jim Carrey..

What I mean is saying things that you would often than not say no to.
Something that you have been waiting for happens but you say no because you think are not prepared enough.

Your wife/Husband/Lover asks Let’s try that new restaurant, and you go,”No,I like our usual restaurant”
You friends are planning a road trip and want you to come and you say you don’t have the time, money or just don’t feel like.

You are the judge of your own life and nobody knows what u like or love or wants more than yourself.

When a situation comes and you have to make that leap of faith, starting that business, signing up for that course, a challenging event,meeting an old friend for lunch or a drink.

You better be prepared to say YES.

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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