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Just Ask…Why Not? What’s the Worst that Can Happen??

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How many times have you wanted to ask for something...but you just let it go?

Whether it’s asking to have your burger cooked longer, a different hotel room, an appointment with a potential employer, coffee with someone who is in an industry you’re interested in, asking for the job that you’re interviewing for, or even deeper than that, asking for forgiveness for something you have done…

...But you just do not ask.

Why is that? 


When I want to ask for something but I am afraid, I ask myself:

“What is the worst that can happen?”

Then I visualize all the bad things that can happen, list them out, and actually examine them.

 Bad Scenarios:

  • You die. Now that is not going to happen - well I guess it depends what you are asking, but odds are pretty low.
  • You are humiliated. Ok that would stink, but really at the end of the day, it’s not that bad - and you did not die.
  • The answer is “no”! Well again, that would be the pits, but you had a 50/50 shot and they might say “Yes!” So, at least half the time, you will get the answer you are looking for.

Another compelling reason to ask is that it is biblical: “Ask and thou shall receive.” Now you cannot argue with that!

The bottom line is…

Nothing happens unless we take action. 

So go for it! 

When that little voice in your head says, “Ah, forget it!” just give it a whack and ask yourself, “Why not? After all, what is the worst that can happen??”

Usually, it’s not actually that bad!  

What helps you gain the courage to ask for what you want? Comment and let me know!

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