I’ve written before about how it never hurts to ask for what you want, but…
Since Elizabeth Gilbert is a far better writer than I am, I thought I’d share with you a short article of hers that inspired me this week.
It was a timely read for me, because just the other day someone suggested I expand my work into an intriguing new arena.
My response was hesitant — not because I didn’t want to do it, but because I couldn’t imagine who would hire me.
Gilbert’s simple article inspired me to “just freaking ask” for the opportunity when the time comes.
I hope her words inspire you, too. The article is here:
How to Be Happier – Elizabeth Gilbert
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What is this intriguing new arena? : ) Loyal blog followers want to know!
It would be working with organizations on emotional wellness projects. I’ve done a little of this in the past, but always through people I know. It will take some asking to expand my work in this area.
Thanks for (freaking) asking. 😉
Having one of those “slow computer” days so I can’t get in to read Elizabeth Gilbert’s article, but I love these quotes:
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
– Nora Roberts
As usual you have the perfect quotation to offer, Miss Maura.
I just love the irrefutable argument, “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.” Makes you realize the importance of making requests if you want something specific in life.
Thank you very much for sharing those pithy words of wisdom.
Elizabeth Gilbert’s quote “The funny thing is that rejection is not so bad, really.” was an epiphany for me. I’m sure many of us equate having our ideas, our needs and wants being rejected, with our whole selves being… wrong…not worthy of acceptance; of fulfillment. But that’s so wrong, isn’t it? One (or ten) people saying no maybe only means that they don’t understand it, or any of a hundred other things. It’s weird how we jump to concluding that another person’s opinion equals ‘fact’. Thank you for your work, Tina, and for sharing Elizabeth’s article. Very helpful.
Cheryl, you hit the nail on the head with your observations on rejection. It does feel like an indictment of our entire selves as human beings sometimes!
Thanks for being so open to sharing your personal growth journey with me and your fellow Tidbitsians.
Personally, as I get older, it becomes easier to distinguish between what’s being rejected and what’s not (e.g., my work as opposed to myself), but it’s definitely a process. I look forward to being invincible to rejection some day. It might take till I’m 100, but oh! the fun I’ll have then.