Asking for what you want gets results. Some people expect others to read their mind, but that’s not a good solution. If you want something from someone just ask for it.
I’ve noticed that successful people are really good at asking for what they want. They don’t sugarcoat it and are very straightforward. It allows both sides to understand what is expected of the interaction.
It is frustrating when someone expects the other side (whether significant other, boss, colleague, family member, friend, etc.) to know what the person is thinking, expecting, hoping for.
So you should ask yourself before you start talking- what do you really want? Now ask for it.