The best way to get what you want is to ASK for what you want.
Generic Pinterest quote? Maybe. Practiced regularly? Maybe not.
There are really only just a few basic steps to getting what you want.
Know what you want.
Take some type of action.
Relax and receive.
We like to complicate the steps and muddle things up with our stories and emotions, especially when it comes to taking action. Most of forget or deny that often the simplest action we can take is just ASKING. It’s a shortcut, but it can make us uncomfortable, so we take the long route.
Here’s how it often goes. We have a vision. Let’s say, for example, we want to have a badass podcast with epic guests sharing amazing content. We do tons of research and wait and hope and talk about what guests we want to have and how awesome that would be and it feels big and daunting and we research more about how many downloads we need to make it worth our guests time and we wait and hope and talk and plan some more.
Then, in a bold moment, we just ask. Best-selling authors, thought-leaders, famous athletes, internet stars say yes. Some say no. But more say yes than if we had never asked.
It comes down to this: Thinking about taking action or partaking in “busy action” is often more comfortable than asking for what we want. We dance around the ask, afraid of how we’ll look or feel if we are told “no”. We don’t want to look stupid. We don’t want to look un-cool or like a pest. We don’t want to seem demanding or narcissistic or greedy. We don’t ask because there’s a part of us that isn’t sure if it’s OK to want what we want.
Here’s the thing, as long as what you want is not going to cause bodily harm to people or puppies, it is OK for you to want what you want. And asking for what you want is often the quickest way to it, or at least the quickest way to get the SUPPORT that you need to get it.
And here’s the extra cool thing. The Universe always rewards inspired action and courageous asking. When you, in a bold moment, ask for what you really want, things will begin to rock and roll in your life. You’ll experience synchronicities and receive delightful confirmation of your badassery. To the outside world, it will look like “all of sudden” things took off, but you’ll smile to yourself knowing that YOU CREATED the magic in your life by being brave enough to speak up for what you truly want.
Today, think about something that you REALLY want. Instead of waiting for it to show up, taking comfortable “busy action”, or telling some story about why you can’t just take the shortest route, write a list of ways that you can courageously ASK for what you want! Here are some ideas:
1 – Want to get stronger? Ask the strongest person you know for a training program
2 – Want to meet a celebrity? Send them a tweet introducing yourself
3 – Want to get to know someone? Ask them out to lunch
4 – Know what you want for Christmas? Create an Amazon Wish List and share it with your family
5 – Want more help around the house? Write a specific list of chores you want completed and when you want them done by
OK, you might not get EVERYTHING you want, but WHO YOU BECOME in the process of boldly asking for what you want is truly magical and you’ll certainly up your odds.
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