I’m rather embarrassed to admit this, but recently I was irritated with my husband. It seemed that he was doing much more than normal to help others, but wasn’t doing anything (or, more accurately, doing any more than usual) for me.
When I started thinking about it, I realized that the difference was that they had asked for his help. I hadn’t. When I asked, he gave me more assistance.
How many times has this happened to you? You didn’t get what you wanted from your employer, employees, customers, suppliers, or associates because you didn’t ask. You didn’t get what you wanted from your spouse/partner, parents, children, friends, or neighbors because you didn’t ask. If you don’t tell them what you want, they won’t know.
Sometimes all we have to do is ask.