30/365 – ” But what do you actually want? ”
Before grabbing my parents from the airport, I went on a quick grocery run to stock their fridge with some fresh groceries.
I asked if they needed anything specific along the way, and my mom promptly replied: “Don’t buy too much! Don’t buy anything expensive! Don’t get anything fancy!”
Unsure what too much, expensive, or fancy entailed – I shrugged off the feedback and purchased whatever I felt was appropriate.
On the flip side, if she had said: I’d love “three fruits, two leafy greens, a dozen eggs, and one pack of Lee Kum Kee Laksa Soup Base for under $20, ” I would have gotten her something a lot closer to what she wanted.
If you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, maybe your ask is in need of more specificity.