Depending on when you grew up, “Ain’t to Proud to Beg” was either sung by The Temptations or TLC. But for me, it’s a lesson in not being too proud to ask for help.
Somewhere along line, asking for help became a sign of weakness. Something that someone could use against you in a promotion, meeting, class, or conversation. On the flip side, a lot of people (myself include) are too proud to ask for help because that will let the world know that we are not perfect.
I was really struggling with what to write about this week besides my Sunday #singlegirproblems post. I know that I want to cover Broad Street at some point, but I was absolutely stuck.
So I did the unthinkable. I asked for help. I posted on Facebook that I have absolutely no idea what to write about. Can you give me some ideas. And you know what???? People responded. I got great ideas for future posts and thanks to a Sorority sister, I have 260 blog posts ideas as well and an amazing source of information about how to make this blog awesome.
But what would have happened if I didn’t ask for help? I would probably be sitting here wasting time thinking about what to write. The simple action of reaching out inspired this very post!
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of strength. It shows that you are strong enough to know when to admit that “Hey, I’m not perfect, I don’t know anything and that’s OK” And if someone gives you grief about it, they are probably upset with themselves because they couldn’t do the same thing. Asking for help also gives you an opportunity to learn and grow. And if you stop growing and learning, than you’re just being. And what fun is that??
The next time you are stuck and don’t know something, take a deep breath and ask for help. You’ll be amazed at the response. And on the other hand, if someone asks you a question, don’t make them walk across the Sahara for the answer. Freely give the information (if you have it) without restrictions. You don’t want to be “That person.”
Because I asked. you have this insightful blog post!