Just ask! A “no” won’t kill you

My sister and I were having another one of our insightful conversations when she brought up a powerful lesson my father taught her.

 

She wanted to ask him for something but was hesitant to ask because she didn’t want to hear him say no.

 

My father perplexed at her hesitancy, took the time to teach her a powerful lesson that stuck with her and has gotten her through some of the most challenging seasons of her life. He said:

 

“If you want something, just ask. Don’t be afraid of hearing no. Has a no ever killed you?! If you hear a no, at least now you know.”

 

When my sister shared this with me, it felt like it was the missing piece to my puzzle. It caused me to realize my fear of hearing no (really, my fear of rejection) was holding me back from getting the things I wanted. I immediately felt a release to simply ask.

 

This week, I challenge you to ask. Speak up and ask God, family members, friends, co-workers, supervisors, and even strangers for what you want. Remember, the worst you can hear is no but at least you asked.

 

Remember to ASK for what you want this week!

 

Your brave is showing,

Emem

 

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