“Nearly 800 years ago, the Persian mystic poet Rumi wrote, “You must ask for what you really want.” He saw asking as a sacred duty, and I think he was right—not because your wishes will be granted automatically (they won’t), but because the mere act of saying aloud “This is who I am and what I’ve come for” seems to awaken a powerful force within. By articulating your wish, you’re making an announcement that you’re serious about bringing forth the next great thing in your life.” -Elizabeth Gilbert
Click here to read the rest of her post on “How to Be Happier”. By far the best thing I have read this week- growing up, my parents were huge proponents of how imperative it is to be assertive and I find it’s a constant practice. Gilbert’s post hits the nail on the head.