We all have needs and wants. Sometimes our needs and wants get fulfilled. Sometimes they don't. What keeps us from getting what we want? There are many roadblocks that can come between you and getting your needs met. This week we are sharing some great info on things that keep us from getting our needs met and next week we will focus on how to ask for what you want.
You Don't Know What You Want
Are you indecisive? This could be one of the reasons you have trouble getting what you want and need. You might not be able to put your finger on what to ask for, or maybe you don't know what you really need. This type of struggle could leave you feeling like you're wandering aimlessly, insecure, and uncared for.
You Have a Limited Perspective on What Is Possible
Some people over analyze everything before it comes out of their mouth. This can cause you to not get your needs met because you rule out the possibility of it happening before even asking for it. This struggle can cause you to feel deflated. You might want to dream big and trust that others will hear you and care enough to meet your needs, but you never allow people to do it. You sabotage your possibilities of getting what you want because you can't envision it happening.
Check back tomorrow for more roadblocks! Thanks for reading!
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.