When life presents you with the opportunity to make life-changing decisions, your ability to say yes often depends on how confident you are in how the outcome will turn out. If you’re 99% positive that agreeing to the proposal will result in success, then you are much more likely to take the task on. However, there is something called the aspirational gap which depicts the path between what we aspire to be and what we actually do.
- Many of us with a “can-do” attitude or a people-pleasing personality fear saying “maybe” to the people around us.
- We often do have genuine, positive intentions in committing to things, but oftentimes we under-estimate our responsibilities.
- There’s no shame in saying “maybe” – it can be liberating, in fact, to admit you aren’t sure.
“Not only that, we’re someniscient about our somenipotence. We don’t know everything about what powers we have. We’re all guessing.”