Monday, 28 April 2014

On Reaching Out

Why are we always too polite or shy to ask for what we want? You don't have to be rude about it in any way. The fearful idea of failure makes us weak. We shy away from what could be, because we have already decided that we wont get what we want and we will fail at the first hurdle.

We have always be told "want doesn't get". It's said to many children throughout the day, as a way of reasoning with them as to why they can't fill their faces with sweets or swim in chocolate. Either way it becomes ingrained in us. Don't be greedy, don't show that you want anything.

As an adult this phrase has almost become a joke, when someone expresses what they want, someone may chime in with "remember, want doesn't get".

Maybe the petty wants don't matter and yes greed is bad. But is it bad to be greedy when you want to spend your time doing something you love, or to study a topic for a new career prospect or practice a new hobby that you have always WANTED to do?

Have you wanted to talk to that cool person in class? Have you wanted to send a fangirl/guy type email to a blogger/writer/professional who you don't know but have always admired? Write them an email, what's the worst that could happen, they don't write back? At least you have tried. Maybe you want to take a course but are afraid to apply? Take small steps, find out what is needed to create the best application and go for it. Gym? take that class! Why not?

Its not about being greedy,  because remember....."if you want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it". This world is full of contradictions.

Life is too sort. What do you want? go get it. Reach out and take it. (but don't snatch and remember to share).


  1. I enjoyed reading this - it's good to remember what you want out of life because it's all too easy to forget or lose sight of goals when they're not made your number one priority xx

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

    1. Glad you liked it Evelyn. Keep the dream!

  2. Wonderful post yet again Liz! I love reading your inspirational posts so much as it reminds us to live our life the way we want to :) xx

    1. Thank you Amber! And thank you for your wonderful comments!