It is more common than you think for people to consider that accepting help is a sign of weakness.
Actually, it’s a sign of wisdom!
While it may sound simple enough, accepting help is something that can be extremely challenging for all of us at one time or another.
It can be especially hard for those of us that believe that seeking help undermines our independence and our ability to cope. However the truth is that by refusing to accept help, we ignore the fact that we are social beings who need to co-operate with one another in order to ensure that we thrive.
Seeing seeking help from others as a weakness is often a very ingrained pattern of thinking and may therefore be hard to overcome.
Be honest and challenge yourself!
Why accepting help is a sign of wisdom, not weakness:
- Is this affecting you or your business?
- Consider exactly why you think that asking for help is a sign of weakness.
- Work through how not wanting to ever seek help is reinforced by unrealistic ideals and wishful thinking.
- Look to reality instead of relying on wishful thinking.
Whatever your challenges or issues, why not seek support? It may just be what you need to do right now.
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