When it comes to the people we love, we want to protect them. We want them to be safe, warm and dry (with full tummies). We want the people we love to feel happy and whole. But what do you do when your loved one keeps making decisions that keep them from being safe, happy […]
As I left my family of origin to start my own adult life, I didn’t know how to communicate my needs directly. I had never had a role model of how to ask for what I wanted directly.
My fear of failure made it impossible for me to have a clear vision of what I truly wanted. Once I faced my fear, I was able to clearly envision what I wanted and start moving in the direction of my vision…. Don’t let fear keep you from having clarity with yourself about what you want.
So for the first time in my life, I quit my job without a plan. Without another job lined up. I didn’t even start looking for a new job. This was very unlike me. I ALWAYS have a plan. My husband was understandingly concerned.
I realized somewhere along my journey, I received the message that you weren’t supposed to ask for what you want. That asking for what you wanted was selfish and/or pushy.