Some of us have a hard time asking for help. In many cases, we are so used to doing everything ourselves that we won’t even bother soliciting the assistance of others. Understand that while you are very capable of figuring out your own solutions, you may be able to find one twice as fast if you simply collaborated with others.
In some cultures around the world it is taboo to ask for help. More specifically, you may have grown up in a home where asking for help was frowned upon. Growing up, I watched my father struggle as he attempted to figure things out himself. I watched as he chose to remain silent when asking for help takes the same effort. I believe that a combination of pride and ego is what restricted him and restricts most of us from reaching out. This was passed down to his children; much like you learned a majority of your ways from your parents. That doesn’t make it right.
Although a majority of us try, we cannot figure everything out ourselves. Although some see it as a weakness to seek help, it truly takes a strong individual to put their pride aside and ask for help. In my experience, I did not understand the importance of seeking assistance until I asked, especially if I really needed it. Your journey towards a goal can be reduced by half if you simply ask for directions. If you don’t ask, you will not receive.
I strongly encourage you to ask for help; you would be surprised how many people would come to your rescue.
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