We all know what a naysayer is. A yeasayer* is the opposite. Positive. Encouraging. Looking for ways to make things better.

We all have a yeasayer and naysayer in us. They’re like muscles. The one that gets more exercise is more dominant.

As with most things, there’s a twist. It’s often easier to be a yeasayer for others than for yourself. Applying your yeasaying muscle to yourself may be heavy lifting at first, but it’s definitely worth the investment.

*Thanks to Seth Godin for the inspiration.