I’m not sure where I picked it up, but I heard or read something in regards to having an approach to life – especially a creative one – that has never left me. That is this: “Always say yes to the universe.”

What does that mean? Well, to me it means that when we are on the fence about a decision, we should lean towards the yes. I do my best to learn, grow and evolve as a person and often reflect on my daily activities/habits and question whether they are leading me to a place I want to go. If not, then I need to make adjustments to do so.

Here’s an example: my son was taking drumming lessons, and has been for about 5-6 years. He wanted to take a break to catch his breath as he also plays sports in addition to school and felt a bit overwhelmed at the time. We allowed him to do so, but in thinking about it, I asked myself whether I should keep his music teacher to the same scheduled time so I can learn how to play the drums. And so I asked myself. “Should I take lessons and see how this goes?” Following my rule, I said “Yes,” to the universe. It turns out, I have an ability to learn beats. I have been taking drumming lessons for about 6 months and can play more than one Led Zeppelin song as well as others and have kind of fulfilled my dream as a child of being in a rock band.

There are things in our lives we think we may or may not be able to accomplish. If you’re thinking about creating something, it’s probably because you have the skills and drive within you to do it. However, the only way you’re going to find out is by saying, “Yes!”

So, say it.