Have you ever wondered how it is that you can work really hard for something and not be considered when the opportunity presented itself? Everyone has a friend that seems to have the best luck and gets invited to nearly everything, but you don’t seem to make the cut. Well, the list of favorable things that happen to others can be quite long while your list of what you may call luck is rather short. One of the things I’ve learned is that most people come across great opportunities not because of luck, but because they simply ask.
It’s important to understand how and when to communicate. While you’re waiting for someone to notice you and make the offer, you could have solidified an opportunity by asking. Pride has the ability to obstruct our view, but those that are focused on achieving their goals will speak up and let others know what it is they are in need of or trying to accomplish. Create your opportunity because you have nothing to lose that you didn’t already have. Although you may not get the response you were seeking, you may have put yourself on the map so next time, you are considered. Let people know what it is that you want and if they say no – continue to work towards your goals because there is more than one route to get there. It’s helpful to ask why you didn’t get the opportunity.
People get upset or become offended when they aren’t considered for opportunities; however, don’t assume that someone knew you wanted it since you never asked about it. Sometimes they don’t want to offend you.