I told my boss I wanted to work from home. He said no.
Then I thought about it. My apartment is small. My internet connection is shotty. Do I really want to sit at home. Sitting and waiting for emails and phone calls?
No. I dont.
I was asking for something that I didn't really want. That NO that my boss gave me wasn't a door slamming in my face. It wasn't the end. It was a locked screen door, telling me to look harder for what truly wanted. What I wanted is on the other side, so close, but not exactly what I was asking for.
That opportunity is gone, but I can still get the feeling that I want.
When one door closes, check for a screen...
Don’t accept NO for an answer.
When I come against a NO - a block to my goal
I dont just see it as a shut door, it is more like a locked screen door.
I try to see through my desire, and find what I really REALLY wanted to begin with.
Maybe it is time to re- evaluate what my desire looks like...
What feeling was I trying to attain?
What status was I looking for?
What material item would have resulted?
Who would I be more connected with?
What activity would I be doing?
How would this change things?
My ask wasn't right. It didnt give me the right key to open the door. If I had gotten my wish, I wouldn’t be in much of a better situation. My ask wasnt close enough to what I really wanted.
I want to feel more expansive. I want to have control over my schedule. I want to have more time. I want to work on my fitness. I want to cook more meals. I want to be in a beautiful, stimulating environment. I want to help people love more. I want to love more.
My “ask” was too small. Time to ask BIG!