Just Say Yes

Almost every bit of luck I've encountered has been a direct result of me just saying yes.

The Honors College needed more applications: I said yes, and got in.

My friend that worked for a production company needed some extras for the background: I said yes (on a cold, wet, December morning) and ended up meeting my first serious girlfriend.

A class was being offered on design systems at my school. 9am and online (yawn), but I said yes, and ended up meeting my good friend and co-founder Dan Mall.

Even the most random "sure why not" trips with my friends were some of the best moments of my life.

There is almost no downside to saying yes either. What's the worst that can happen? You miss some couch time with your phone? Neither your couch nor your phone are going anywhere.

And yet, the potential upsides are limitless. Anything can happenbut if you don't put yourself in a situation for something to happen, nothing will.

So, I challenge you: just say yes. Break out of your comfort zone, see what's out there, live your life.

Opportunity is everywhere, you just have to put yourself in a position to find it.