It’s Okay To Ask For Help.
At some point we run into something that is bigger than us. It could be the loss of someone who we love, a project at work, or something in a personal lives that we aren’t capable to work through on our own. We just don’t have the tools that we need or are overrun with grief that moving forward isn’t possible. We get caught in a circle. There is no going back and there is a roadblock preventing us from going forward.
So, why not ask for help?
Is there a fear of being perceived weak?
Is pride getting in the way?
Scared of speaking up?
Or is there a lack of trust with those who surround you?
Maybe it will prove that you aren’t as smart as you want to appear?
Truth is that all these fears only can hold us back from getting the help that we need. There is no weakness in asking others for help and showing that you want to learn and grow. Truthfully those who pretend to know all should be questioned. People respect you more when you openly admit you don’t know and are willing to search out the answer. Don’t believe me? Try it.
If it is fear, fear of what might happen. Fear of admitting that you need help just reflect for a moment on what would happen if you don’t ask for the assistance you need? If you are drowning in your depression there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You just need to ask help in finding it sometimes. If you are drowning in work asking for help isn’t showing that you are weak. It is a sign that you can realistically judge your limits. It tells your boss that you know your strengths and weaknesses and aren’t afraid to admit it.
Asking for help can give you a new perspective to help you move forward. It can give you support and encouragement that you need. Asking can only help you move forward or move on.
Still not sure? How about my one of my favorite quotes from Henry Ford:
“let me remind you that I have a row of electric push-buttons on my desk, and by pushing the right button, I can summon to my aid men who can answer ANY question I desire to ask concerning the business to which I am devoting most of my efforts.”
Have you ever had a hard time asking for help? I sure have.