I came across this article last week about comedian Craig Rowan who asked for a million dollars on a Youtube video. Apparently someone gave it to him. How awesome is that? Now, I’m not sure if it’s a hoax or a publicity stunt but I’m a firm believer in the “if you want it, ask for it” attitude. Trust me, nobody is going to read your mind. You’ve got to put out there what you really want.
I can understand that this may be difficult in our society. We’ve been taught to be “polite” and keep our big desires and personal woes to ourselves for the most part. I had trouble with this concept for a long while until, when I was in one of my darkest spaces, having lost my car, struggling financially, a friend told me that “I’m unsupportable”. She meant that all the support I needed and wanted was available (and it really was) but I was just too pig-headed to call it to me.
It’s not always possible to do it ourselves. Often we need support and advice. For some reason, we find it easier to ask for help moving house than with financial and personal issues. I have formed some fantastic connections just in seeking assistance with the more problematic areas in my life. I now know personal coaches and therapists, some of whom rank as very good friends, who I can turn to for assitance. And, yes, it did take me some time to swallow my pride and admit that things were not perfect in my life but that’s such a major step.
And, of course, it doesn’t have to mean that things aren’t good. You may just be seeking better.
These days, if I need something, I put the word out. It doesn’t mean that there’s always someone available to immediately provide but it does start the process off. Doors start opening and opportunities reveal themselves. I find the very act of asking causes me to be able to see opportunities that I was previously blind to. It’s just funny how our mind works like that.
If you want a raise, ask for it. If you want help promoting your own products, ask for it. If you want a new car, ask for it. Ask people you know and ask the spiritual power that you look up to. Put out what you want to enough people and somebody is going to have an answer. And, yes, that answer may even be an inspired thought that you will need to act on.
Of course, you need to know what you want first. What do you want? Figure it out. Write it down. Get it out of your head. And don’t be afraid to ask for it.