Ask For What You Want and Need
And keep asking!
I believe growing up and being told “no” eventually left me feeling defeated in asking – UNTIL I met a person who was the total opposite. He asked and asked and asked for everything he wanted and needed. Ultimately he usually got what he wanted and needed. I couldn’t deny the results that I was seeing him have in most areas of life.
I could also see he had built up a skill with it too. I saw he could recognize when a no was a real “no” and when it wasn’t. He recognized when he squeeze a “yes” out of a “no”. He would also spread his asking around. If one person told him no, and he sensed it was a solid “no” then he’d move on and ask someone else.
I think sometimes we can have a tendency to not ask for what we want and need…and as a result we end up with pent-up, unmet desires and needs.
“Closed mouths don’t get feed” seems like an appropriate quote.