It’s Okay to Ask For Help

Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. — Vaclav Havel

“I don’t know.” does not make us appear ridiculous or stupid. It makes us honest.

There are a lot of things we do not know and cannot be held accountable for not knowing, how else would we continue to grow and learn? When we aim to be perfect that is a recipe for disappointment. When we are honest about blind spots we will realize a new level of support from others willing to help.

There’s an insistence in the world to have all the answers all the time, especially as adults. It’s okay to not have it all together and need help. It’s okay to ASK FOR HELP. It’s okay to have been wrong about something. NEWSFLASH – sometimes we are wrong! It’s not our favorite position, but it happens — to everyone at some point. The secret is to know it’s okay.

Successful people are capable to admit that they are wrong and just don’t know all the answers all the time. Successful people also have support when they need it.

TAKE ACTION:

Be willing to change behaviors to become more open-minded. Over the course of a typical day making decisions, forming opinions, and giving answers start considering this — “What could I be missing — Is there something I am not seeing correctly?”

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Content Reference:

Nigel Cumberland, “100 Things Successful People Do — Little Exercises for Successful Living”

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