But do it anyway.
Two weeks ago I was having a rough personal week and I reached out to some friends (reluctantly, I HATE asking for help) to give me a pep talk.
Often the purveyor of pep talks to those friends I reached out to, and some of them not at all, I was overcome by the responses I got.
One friend told me how brave she thought I was and to “not doubt how awesome I am”
Another told me I had the spirit of a horse and was unyielding with my passion for inspiring others.
Yet another friend told me that her favourite thing about me was that I was fearful and not afraid to admit it.
Even still another friend sent me cookies! So good and tasty and just what the “little kid” in me needed at just the right time.
It definitely made me feel better, and I am glad I asked for help.
I will say again, I HATE asking for help, but I did and I will continue to do it, for three reasons.
- Everyone is doing worse than you think, especially the ones who seem to “have it all together” – Trust me, their social media does NOT tell the full story.
- In asking for help, it makes me stronger and more able to help others when THEY need it.
- I want to teach my daughter that SHE doesn’t have to do it ALL on her own.
None of us do, that is why we connect with others in the first place, to have a connection and a “safe place” to go when feeling threatened or frustrated with our current state.
Isn’t it time that you asked someone, “Do you need help?” or “Are you okay?” and listen with your whole heart and soul when they answer.
Think About It.