Today’s Mandala Message: Be Specific With Your Ask
This week I’m working through Principles #17 and #18 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Ask! Ask! Ask!” and “Reject Rejection” respectively. I set my intention today to ponder the idea of being specific about what I’m wanting or needing. Canfield states: “Vague requests produce vague results. Your requests need to be specific.” For instance, when it comes to money, specify the amount. When it comes to when you need something done, specify the date and time. When it comes to tasks that need to be done, specify exactly what needs to be done and maybe even how.
Without being specific we leave things open to interpretation and assumptions…which turn into disappointments and frustration. It’s like that old joke about the person who wished for a million bucks and wound up with a yard full of a million deer. Hence the warning, be careful what you ask for.
So how about you? Do you find it easy or difficult to ask for what you want? Do you know what you want? How specific are you in your asking?
— Abhishek Ratna
“Take the risk to ask
for whatever you need and want.
If someone says no,
you will not lose anything.
If someone says yes,
you have a lot to gain.”
The Mandala Lady
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I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, week, month, year). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala at MandalaoftheWeek.com.