My Dreams Deserve the Chance of a Yes

“100% of the shots that you don’t take, don’t go in.” Wayne Gretzky

Back in 2002, I was at a conference where they announced that Entrepreneur Press was putting together a book called Masters of Success.  They were looking for a variety of stories some of which would be about people overcoming obstacles.  I thought about my speech problems and how I’d overcome them and I thought “I am going to submit my story.” 

I sat down to write my story and then the little doubt demons showed up: Who am I to write this story?  Who cares about my story?  What if they don’t like my story?  What if they don’t choose my story?  (And that’s the short list!) 

Three months later, I still hadn’t written my story.   On a Monday morning, I received an e-mail announcing that that coming Friday was the cut-off for submissions.  Again, I heard the voice of doubt: “What if they say no?” 

Then, I heard the voice of unflinching reason: “They might say no.  But they sure can’t say yes unless you have the courage to try.”  I sat down, wrote the story and e-mailed it off.  Within a few hours, I received the notification that I was included in the book.  I decided then that maybe I couldn’t make others say yes to my dreams and aspirations, but I didn’t have to be the one to say no to them.

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An entrepreneur since the age of 34, Bobbi has led workshops for thousands of people, and she has worked with some of the most recognizable brands on the planet.

Entrepreneur, Writer, Leader, Speaker, Life Coach, Avid Athlete, Resilient Survivor.

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