Asking for help can be a hard thing to do and most people wait until it is too late to seek the help of others. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
Asking for help is actually an indicator of strength because it demonstrates you are confident in who you are and what you know you can
— and cannot — accomplish on your own.
Some believe asking for help defies the idea of a self-reliant pioneer spirit that founded America. Helping others is actually how the West was won. You needed other people to survive. You created a necessary community of relying to forge a better life for everyone. There is no greater threat to the community core than saying, “I’ll do it myself.”
You don’t have to be dramatic or meek to ask for help. Just lower your pride and ask without demanding. “Will you please help me?” is always better than, “I need you to help me.” Asking for help humanizes you by making you stronger in the revelation of your vulnerabilities. Asking for help gives you definition and creates the foundation for community values from which greatness and longevity spring.