“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!” –Maya Angelou
If nothing else seemed to stick with me these past few weeks of March, this quote has remained at the core of my thoughts and the drive behind my most recent efforts.
You see, this Women’s History Month I feel very compelled to take my own advice and Act Despite Fear. I mean, How could I be so afraid to step out of my comfort zone, and release the Unique Super Power I’m meant to share with the universe? So many before me, like the women suffragists who took far greater risks to bring us rights we sometimes take for granted have paved the way, why wouldn’t I want to take their lead?
And so, keeping that in mind, my asking for support when I was feeling stuck, didn’t seem to make me feel embarrassed this time around; asking my friends and followers to consider my written testimony, which presents the case for ‘believing that you can truly climb up from a place of brokenness to having hope and walking in purpose’, a most inspiring blog for women. (Contest is over but their pin boards are awesomesauce…Thanks for all the votes! You all Rock!) I can boldly ask for a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T when I feel my kindness is being mistaken for weakness, or proudly proclaim that because I asked, I now get to co-host an Award-Winning networking event exclusively for women, and sit on a panel with some Amazing Game Changers in their respective industries, (You should totally come out and join me there!)
But I said all this to say, Don’t Be so full of pride to humble yourself and Ask For Help. Don’t Assume that people are mind readers and feel it not worth it to ask your companion for some gloves when you realize he was never going to notice you complaining about your hands being cold all the time 😉 and Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For the Sale!
And if you ever needed a sign…
via- Grandma Mary aka Andrea Vahl
Until Next Time…
I love your posts as usual but this one is really special for me as I’m also taking big leaps doing things I never thought I could do. However through the Holy Spirit as my guide I’m starting to see my dreams come true. Thank you so much, Lynn for all your encouragement <3
Thanks so much for such a sweet comment Germaine! I’m sure all your dreams will come true especially being led by The Spirit who sent them. Looking forward to hearing updates about your status!
I am so proud of you Lynette ~ acting despite fear is something so very few people have the courage to do. Once you break through the fear, life becomes amazing. I’m stepping through a little fear myself these days, and am so happy to be on this journey with someone as strong and inspiring as you! Thanks for including my words. I look forward to growing with you.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment Jennifer! I too look forward to growing with you!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this self-fulfilling prophecy, Lynn!
I appreciate you taking the time to convey your perspective on a sensitive area of our lives.
That’s so much George! You know I wasn’t even thinking in terms of “self-fulfilling prophecy” but that makes a lot of sense to me. If you are constantly in fear to take action you will receive the results of inaction.
This is advice I can’t hear often enough. I have such a hard time asking for help. I will get over it though.
I think it’s natural for us to have a hard time asking for help. The important part is acknowledging when we need help and being courageous enough to seek it.
you are such an inspirational spirit, Lynn. we won’t reach a fraction of our potential if we allow our fears to paralyze us. we have to acknowledge it for what it us, yet still move forward despite of it. thank you for sharing your feelings so openly and honestly…we can never have too much of this.
Thanks so much Miss Donna! I try to inspire only because others like yourself inspire me. It’s always a work in progress and sometimes we fall back into our old ways of thinking and doing things but that’s why courage isn’t the absence of fear but rather the will press though even with fear riding on your shoulders.