How I Attracted the Best Things Into My Life...and the Greatest People


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Written by Raymond Salas

Many of the best things in my life happened when I wasn’t trying to make anything happen at all.

Many of the greatest people entered my life when I wasn’t looking for them.

My secret? Well, it’s not really a secret.

Be open. Be curious. Be myself (yes, geek and all).

Have no expectations. No agenda.

Say “yes” to opportunities when they appear (if they feel positive, healthy, “right” or interesting in some way). 

Then, follow wherever this leads...until the “yes” becomes a “no.” 

Stick with the yes’s. Let go of the no’s. 

Repeat.

Or even better: If it's not a "HELL YES!" then it's a "HELL NO!" (Thank you Alan Cohen.)

Don’t know if this will work for anyone else...but it has worked well for me. Often, better than I could have ever imagined.