Do you wait to be asked …
to speak in a meeting?
to go out with friends?
to have a turn with the game?
to join the conversation at an outing?
to share your opinion?
Putting yourself forward is just not in your DNA!
What if you speak up and say something stupid?
What if you ask someone to do something and they say no?
Better to sit back and wait until someone begs you to join in.
That way, if things go wrong, you can say, “Hey, it wasn’t my idea.”
The reality: If you wait to be asked, the invitation may never come. Yes, that might mean you sometimes avoid embarrassment, but it also means you are going to miss chances to grow, learn, and just have fun.
- David Sack (Modified by Amr Badran)