Strong People Ask For Help

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This post ties in with my previous post about vulnerability. Why?

Because vulnerability is a strength.

In that previous post, I said that life isn’t a competition, and I stand by that statement. When I ask for help, I am admitting that I can’t do something on my own and when someone answers my call for help, she/he is supplementing what I have, providing what I do not have. That sends a signal to the helper that when she needs help some day, she should feel at ease to ask for it. What a healthy cycle that creates!

In the workplace, an employee may feel that if he admits a need, he may be considered less than and therefore not as valuable as the fellow employee providing assistance. Nothing could be further from the truth, and an employer who faults that need for collaboration isn’t worthy of a person’s service.

And what about friends? True friends won’t harshly judge when a call for help goes out. True friends understand that a person can’t be 100%, 365, 24/7, so they affirmatively respond and both are better off as a result. One person has what the other person needs – it’s as simple as that.

And that’s pretty much all I have to say.

4 thoughts on “Strong People Ask For Help

    ginatay72 said:
    November 8, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Sometimes don’t ask for help until its too late

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    Book Club Mom said:
    November 7, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    A good reminder – I don’t like to ask for help!

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      Irene Olson responded:
      November 7, 2021 at 2:03 pm

      Understood. It’s getting a lot easier for me to do so the older I get.

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    Jill Weatherholt said:
    November 1, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    So true, Irene.

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