How often do you ask for help when you need it? I bet it’s not often enough.
There are so many issues in this world and so many opportunities to take advantage of, there are so many opportunities to fail and opportunities to succeed, so what do you do to take advantage of them to the fullest?
One of the biggest problems people have is managing their ego, they believe that they can do it themselves, they believe that they don’t need help and they will be weaker if they ask for help. Sometimes you just don’t know the answer.
When you’re faced with the most difficult questions, when you are going through the hardest of times, the least productive thing would be to try and go at it alone. The hardest thing to do is ask for help but it will allow you to find answers to questions you will never answer.
In my blogs I constantly preach on getting coaches, on getting mentors and people to show you the way. It’s not because you’re incapable, it’s not because you can’t do it on your own, it’s because you truly don’t know what you don’t know. You are capable of so much more than you think possible.
The only thing holding you back is you.
There’s the story about to men who want to become more fit. The first one goes to the gym, brings his gym bag, lifts a few weights and runs on the treadmill before heading home. The second gets a trainer who teaches them proper workouts, who keeps them accountable and pushes them harder every day. Who do you think achieved their goal of becoming fit? Who do you think got hurt?
If you don’t get help from other people you can get seriously hurt.
We don’t like to show weakness and so we don’t like to ask for help, but it’s only through the knowledge and experience of other people that you can find solutions to problems that you haven’t already solved.
Other people can open your eyes further, knowledge and experience can make you wiser than anyone else. By listening to people you can find solutions to more problems.
Listening is the most powerful tool that you have. It’s the most underutilized tool as well. We all want to have the answers and to be the smartest, we all want to be the guy that people come to when they have problems, it builds up our ego.
The only way to become a figure is to first get help from other figures.
Ask for help from those who can offer it, give it to those who need it. Your life can be completely different if you shut up and listen to someone else.