Have you ever wanted to ask for information but feared looking stupid, so you stayed quiet?
Have you ever wanted someone’s assistance or time but feared their rejection, so you stayed quiet?
Have you ever wanted a raise or a promotion or recognition but feared criticism, so you stayed quiet?
Have you ever wanted to ask that special someone out but feared ridicule, so you stayed quiet?
Have you ever wanted to close the sale but feared being “pushy”, so you stayed quiet?
Cowardice. It’s one of the biggest reasons people don’t have what they want in their lives. One of the biggest reasons you may not have what you want in your life. It’s an ugly word isn’t it. It generates feelings of weakness, makes even your physical being cower down in fear.
So why do you do this to yourself? Why live in the fear of rejection, of criticism, of ridicule? What’s the pay off that you are getting? Oh, yes, you are indeed getting a pay off or else you would have changed your behaviors and actions by now. Maybe your payoff is that you can blame someone else. Maybe your payoff is that you can sit around lamenting what could have been. Maybe your payoff is that you can sit in your self righteousness judging others who are living the dream.
Do you want things to be different? Do you want to live the dream, or dream about life?
The most important step to take, to live the life you dream of, is finding your COURAGE.
Have the courage to ask yourself “What has been my payoff of hiding, of living in fear, of playing small?”.
Have the courage to find your answers.
Have the courage to ask for you what you want!
Have the courage to ask for what scares you!
Have the courage to ask for what you have believed is impossible!
Have the courage to take action and be willing to receive!
Then, get out of the way, and let it all come pouring in.
The lovely Audrey Hepburn has been quoted as saying, ““Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
You are possible. The life you want is possible. Stop judging yourself. Stop deciding what other people’s answers will be.
Ask for what you want! Ask for what scares you! Ask for what you have believed is impossible!