Why is it that asking for help is so hard?
As someone with a fierce, independent blueprint, I frequently don’t know I need help, or how to ask for it, until it’s almost too late.
This leaves me overwhelmed, ready to throw in the towel or simply running on empty.
I’m not alone.
Many people feel this way.
When we leave a problem too long it can escalate or turn into a crisis.
Or we miss out on opportunities because we can’t see the wood for the trees.
Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, ignorance or that you are lacking in some way.
It can simply mean you are smart and know how to leverage time and resources well.
Research also tells us that we underestimate how willing others are to help out by a whopping 50%
“There's basically nothing human beings do that's more rewarding and gives them a bigger boost of self-esteem than being helpful” says researcher Heidi Grant.
Being strong independent women who are proud to celebrate #IWD2019 doesn’t mean we have to go it all alone.
In fact, when we all work on this together, we’ll get a better outcome anyway.
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness - it’s a sign of strength.
Learning to ask for help might just become your new super power.
YOUR THOUGHTS? Why do we hate to ask for help?