Thursday April 27, 2017 #883

“Don’t be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish. And if you’ve been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up? So what?”

~Marcus Aurelius


There really is nothing worth accomplishing that you will ever do fully on your own.  Even the most minor achievements have others to thank for their contributions.  Yes, you have to use what you are given but you didn’t emerge from the womb with the talents and tools you have today.  From your parents, teachers and coaches in your formative years, to your colleagues, experiences, bosses and subordinates, all of these have contributed to who you are today.
So when you find yourself struggling in the moment or in larger ways, why would you not ask for help?  Reflect for a moment on where you are struggling today, or what you are worried about dealing with in the days ahead.  Who do you know who has a skill or a tool that you could use to get you through the identified challenge?  Pick up the phone, call them, let them know what you are dealing with and respectfully ask for their assistance.
Most people love to be called upon to help others.  Don’t you?  So you can be fairly confident that the person you call will not only be willing to help you, they will be grateful for the opportunity.  What are you waiting for?  Call.