Remember Yes Man? The film in which Jim Carey had to say "yes" to every
opportunity? Well, a few of us on staff at Echoing Green
decided try this challenge on for ourselves, as an
"experiencement" in following the flow of life and just...seeing what
happens. The rule was that we had to say "yes" to
every opportunity life presented to us, including suggestions made to and
question asked of us by strangers (that didn't feel dangerous). The
results were incredible, sometimes even life changing! (One of us even bought a
last minute flight across the country when the USPS employee mailing
her wedding present insisted that she should attend the wedding in
person.) So we decided to pose the challenge to all of you.
Learning how to take risks is imperative to becoming a successful
social innovator, as we have seen demonstrated over and over again through
the examples of our world-changing Fellows.
So say "yes!" Try it out! And let us know how it goes by
posting a photo, a video, or a story of something that happened as a result of
the Say "Yes" challenge.
Each week, we'll select the boldest submission and send the winner a free copy of the Work on Purpose book.