Ask

I’d like to follow up a bit on one of the Things from last Thursday’s post:

Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want.

I don’t know about you, but for me, this is sometimes much more difficult than it sounds. It’s easy to self-reject.

It’s easy to say to yourself, “They won’t want this, it’s not good enough,” or “Why would that person want to talk to me,” or “What if they say no?”

If you don’t put yourself out there, there’s no risk of failure.

But that’s a comforting lie.

The truth is that risking failure is the only way to get anywhere. The truth is also that, in reality, failure isn’t nearly as bad as we make it out in our minds to be. Additionally, failure is where we learn out most important lessons:

How to deal with it, and how to get back up.

I don’t know if it’ll never be uncomfortable, but it seems like the kind of thing that’ll get easier with practice.

Even if it doesn’t, I encourage you (and by “you,” I also mean “Me”) to put yourself out there. Ask for what you want.

Maybe you’ll get it, maybe you won’t. Either way, you’ll learn something.

See you on Thursday.

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