“A closed mouth doesn’t get fed.” I’ve heard this phrase so many times, but I’ve always hated it. In my mind, I don’t need to ask anyone for anything. I can just make it happen on my own. But I’m learning that there may be some wisdom to this. There are times when what I need or want is in someone else’s hands and the only thing standing in between me and that “thing” is saying that I need it.
It’s not easy – especially when pride is an issue (an issue for another discussion) – but sometimes you have to do what you’re too scared to do…or too proud to do…or just too lazy to do. You have to make it happen. It’s easier said than done. But getting what you need is so much more important than staying where you are, lacking in something and being miserable without it.
Decide to get it done today or as soon as you next get the opportunity. No more delays. No more lack. Speak up for yourself.