Why you need to start asking for help

October 6, 2013

Written By

Tabitha Dumas

I bet you are a very competent, hard-working, do-it-yourself kind of person. I bet you’re a person who gets things done, has a hard time delegating tasks and embraces the “If I need something done right, I’ll do it myself” philosophy.

I’d also bet that sometimes you feel overwhelmed, stretched too thin and downright exhausted from trying to maintain it all.

It’s reeeaaallllyyy hard for you to ask for help, isn’t it?

I’m with ya on that. I cringe every time I have to say, “I need your help.” I wish I DIDN’T need help!

I honestly wish that there were enough hours in the day for me to accomplish all that I need to accomplish, withOUT receiving any outside assistance.

The reality is, you can’t reach your full potential without help. I, like you, have “blind spots” in what I know and what I can do. I am limited by my own abilities as well as the reality that I have a lot to do and only 24 hours every day to do it.

I’ve learned to adopt the philosophy of “Embrace what you’re good at and get help when you need it.” It’s been challenging, humbling and enlightening.

Embrace THIS: there are people who are ready and willing to help you. There are people who are waiting for you to reach out to them. There are people who offer exactly what you need, whether it’s a house cleaner, a marketing expert or a professional organizer and would adore the chance to work with you.

Let other people use their gifts to lighten your load!

Guess what? When you accept help from others, you are freed up to help more people yourself.

Get help to give help. Everyone wins.

It’s time to lighten up. It’s time to let someone else shoulder your burden. It’s time to start asking for help.

It’s possible that you need my help or I need yours. But we’ll never know until we start asking.

If you think we can help each other, contact me! I’d love to talk to you!

Make sure to read part two! Practical ways to practice asking for help


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