Last week we covered some great info about what keeps people from getting what they want. This week we are digging into how to ask for what you want. Write down what you want
People can dream up all kinds of goals and objectives in their head. But doing so makes it easy not to commit. It just becomes a fleeting thought for most. Writing it down helps you filter through the realities of what you want and get clarity on where you are headed.
When you write down what you want, it can stand as a commitment to yourself.
I often have my clients write out their boundaries, goals, and/or dreams from an individual perspective and for their marriage. This gives focus and clarity to the path you are headed down in life and in your relationship.
Writing it down can also help others you've shown it to keep you accountable. When others know your list of what you want, they can gently remind you of the path you desired to set down and point out the moments they see you taking a detour.
Check back all week for great tips on this topic!
Source: How to ask for what you want by Jane Herman
Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC
Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.