Just ask!

Today is National Kick Butt Day. (For real!) In the spirit of kicking butt, I want to give you a kick in the keister and hopefully motivate you to get what you want.

How many times have you wanted something, but you couldn’t bring yourself to ask for it? Of those times, how often did you get what you wanted? Zero, right? I know it isn’t always easy to ask for what you want, especially when you think nobody else shares your desire or others might think what you want is silly. But I’m here to tell you – you will never get what you want if you don’t ask for it! If you’ve read or watched or heard more than 3 minutes of anything about the law of attraction, you’ve heard it all before: ask and it is given.

I have had too many instances in my life when I wanted something, but I didn’t have the power to get it on my own. Either I didn’t have enough money, or I didn’t know enough about how to get it or some other roadblock. It is hard to ask someone for something, for various reasons, and I’ve used most of those reasons to justify not asking. Sometimes I didn’t want to be a bother (didn’t think I deserved it), sometimes I didn’t think they’d say yes (didn’t think I deserved it), other times I knew the answer would be no (was sure I didn’t deserve it). What I’ve learned in the past few years is that more often than not, if I just ask, people are more than happy to help! It never hurts to ask.

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Look at those cute faces. Notice the eyes – the devotion, the eagerness, the yearning. Are they afraid to ask for what they want? Heck no! They do it all the time. Most of the time, the answer is no. But once in a while, I give in and share a little nibble of whatever I’m munching on. The fact that most of the time the answer is no does not deter them the slightest bit. They ask every single time. They have the same pure, honest, innocent deep desire every time. It’s always wholehearted, 100% bona fide wanting. Do you know why? Dogs don’t do shame!

So why do we? What is the worst thing that can happen when you ask for something? The answer is no, right? I mean, I guess the person could make fun of you for wanting what you want, but who cares? That’s more about them than you, and what business is it of theirs anyway? Or I guess the person could berate you for asking, but again – that’s about them. Worst case scenario is you’re turned down and if it gets ugly, you know never to ask that person again, and maybe that they don’t belong in your life. They just lost their ticket to your ride, which means they don’t get in on all the joy that awaits you.

I really should include a disclaimer about how some things will never get you a yes. Just asking for a winning lottery ticket won’t guarantee you get one. Whenever anyone asks me (in any context) if there’s anything I need, my answer is always, “a winning lottery ticket.” So far, it hasn’t paid off – yet. Sometimes the answer is no. Maybe you just haven’t aligned yourself with the yes yet. Maybe you have limiting beliefs that are, well, limiting you. But the answer will always, without fail, be no if you never ask. I assure you that if you start acting like those two adorable pooches and ask with great confidence and passion, you will start getting your yesses all over the place.

Okay, my darlings, I want to hear from you! Ask for something you want, then leave me a comment below telling me how it turned out. Tell me all about it, friends – why didn’t you ask before? What was the answer when you did ask? I can’t wait to hear all about it!

With much love, light, and gratitude,
Jen

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