Motivation Wednesday #18

It is ok to ask for help!

For lot of people asking for help makes them a burden, or so they think. It makes them weak, inadequate or incapable, or so they believe. The truth of the matter is asking for help just makes you human, it does not make you a failure, or a parasite. It just means that you are a normal human being, therefore not perfect.  No mater how much knowledge you have, there will always be something you do not know. No matter how much you possess , there is always something that does not belong to you.

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Think about it! When you ask for help, you are not the first and you will not be the last. So what is the big deal? The next time you are having a problem asking for help, think of it as you are doing somebody a favor. Yes, a favor! When you ask someone to help you, you are giving them an opportunity to do something good and feel good, a good deed is never lost. You are allowing them to be of service, and we all know by now thru our own experiences that the secret of success is indeed in service.

When you do not ask, the answer is always no! So by not asking you are limiting your chances. Jim Rohn, who was an author and motivational speaker,  once said that: “Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you.”  If you do not ask for help when you need you are deliberately underutilizing your potential like the boy in the following story:

“A little boy was having difficulty lifting a heavy stone.

His father came along just then.

Noting the boy’s failure, he asked, “Are you using all your strength?”

“Yes, I am,” the little boy said impatiently.

“No, you are not,” the father answered.

“I am right here just waiting, and you haven’t asked me to help you.”

The next time you need help, don’t be selfish, ask for it! It is not just about you, you might make somebody’s day or elevate their spirit for a service rendered. You can become a better you, with the potential of making the world a better place because you received the help you needed.

Question: In my “world” help is not a burden, it is a favor. How about you? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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