Don’t be afraid to ask a question
This morning I woke up early to write. I started to write about a book I had just finished reading, the WAR of ART, by Steven Pressfield.
I wrote about the book for over an hour, then I thought, “Hmm, I should really ask him for permission to quote from his book.” I started to type a letter to his email account. Then I thought, “Hmm, I would really like to ask him a question about the book.” I wrote him and asked him for permission to ask him questions about his book.
He may say no. Yes, that’s right. He may say no. He may also say yes.
If he says no, what will happen to me?
1. I will curl up into a ball, and cry.
2. I shall never ask another person again for permission to ask them questions.
3. The earth will open up and swallow me into a bottomless pit. Birds will fly overhead and it will rain.
4. My hair will catch on fire and I will walk around with scars on my scalp for the rest of my life.
5. I will loose my ability to walk forward, and I will walk backwards for the rest of my life.
6. I will say, “Thank you Mr. Pressfield,” and ask someone else for an interview.
7. I will let the no be a no, and not take the no personally.
If he says yes, what will happen to me.
1. I will say, “Thank you,” and I will ask him questions.
2. I will write up a list of questions, check for spelling mistakes 484 times, and then e-mail the questions to him.
3. I will smile, do 100 sit-ups, twenty push-ups, and run around the block twenty four times.
4. I will learn that it’s okay to be fearful, but I should just face the fear and ask.
5. The sun will burst out between the clouds, and I will stand in a ray of sunshine.
6. The next time I ask someone a question, I won’t be as scared.
7. I will get to meet someone really cool.
I sent him the e-mail around 7:45 a.m this morning. Now I just have to wait for his answer.
Is there someone you want to ask a question? Oh, and what do you want to ask them?
Please let me know in the comments. I would love to chat with you.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.