I am humble enough to seek help when I need it.

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I am humble enough to seek help

I am humble enough to seek help when I need it.

I carry a large load of responsibilities on my shoulders that I complete with joy. When my load becomes too heavy and I need to reach out for help, I shake off the ego that binds me to my pride and free myself to accept help from others.

There is a limit to what I can do – a fact I accept with humility.

Asking for help from others takes a level of humility and courage I am capable of achieving. Life would be lonely and boring if I were able to do everything without needing the help of anyone. When someone helps me and I help someone else, I build community.

By giving others an opportunity to help me, I benefit from their knowledge.

I am still a success even if I occasionally seek the assistance of others. I refrain from beating myself up over having to use an extra pair of hands. Whether I am capable of performing a task or I need some help, I am still proud of who I am and the abilities I possess.

Today, I make good use of my time by asking for help when I need it, instead of trying to do everything all by myself. I am part of a greater community with gifted people in a variety of areas.

Questions for Self-Reflection:

  1. Why should I ask for help?
  2. How does asking for help benefit me?
  3. What tasks on my list would go more smoothly if I asked for help?

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  1. Rob Wilson says:

    Hi Allegra,

    I like this affirmation and will refer back to it when I need it. Being a guy, I sometimes have a tad bit of a macho thing – hey, I can move that dresser all by myself. And sometimes I don’t want to feel indebted to people i.e.if JoAnn helps me solve this problem with my blog, I’ll owe her a huge favor. But most of the time I feel like – hey, I’m only one guy, I can’t do everything all by myself. And when it is awkward or uncomfortable in some way for me to reach out and express the need for help, I am sometimes surprised by the graciousness of the response. I just wrote a post about people scolding me when what I need is help. So I’ve gradually learned to try to direct my focus to those for whom helping is community building and sometimes even fun 🙂 – Rob

    1. Allegra Sinclair says:

      Hey Rob,
      Great stuff here, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Thinking we can do everything ourselves is not limited to guys with macho issues–women do it too. The other day I caught my 70+ year-old mother on a ladder trying to clean a ceiling fan in a vaulted ceiling. Really?! She didn’t see anything wrong with that idea?! I I love your concept of finding people who see helping as an opportunity to build their community. Great way to help those who will really appreciate it.
      Have a great week! Allegra

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