Asking for and accepting help is a key to success.
The idea of help can bring up many different emotions. Failure, weakness, fear, laziness, disorganization. For me, I fear that asking for help will create a burden for others. So my gut reaction is to shy away from asking, and I apologetically accept when needed.
Logically I know that asking for and accepting help is necessary to thrive. Success, whatever the endeavor, is never accomplished alone. Every time I ask for and accept help I am reminded of the willingness of others to lend a hand or an ear, share their knowledge and provide perspective to guide me in ways big and small.
Think back to the times that your help was accepted by others. It likely made you feel good, right? In general, people like to help! Another bonus? Accepting help can reduce your stress levels immensely. There can be a sense of relief in knowing that you don’t have to go it alone.
Instead of resisting, ask yourself what areas of your life could be more successful if you asked for and accepted help?
In your relationships?
Prioritizing your health?
Caring for your family?
Embracing help is powerful and really, it’s just plain smart.