Mistakes We Make When Searching for YES

In our parable, we saw how several characters set themselves up for a NO response. Think back on the story and recall how reasons for rejection were internal, not external. Here are some common ways we sometimes sabotage our own success and walk right into a NO . . . listed with suggested remedies.

N.Thusiasm’s mistake: Acting too impulsively. In our excitement, we want to jump right in without considering all the factors.

Remedy: Take time to think things through. Manage your enthusiasm appropriately, so that it isn’t off-putting to others. Perhaps ask a trusted friend to help keep you from acting brashly.

Toolit L. Info’s mistake: Failing to do our homework. We don’t ask enough questions, do enough ...

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