Why Ask for Help?
A Beginner’s Guide to Being Humble
- Fear that they’re trying to harm you in some way?
- Judge them for being stupid (not planning ahead), poor (not owning a car or having money for sugar), or weak (what sort of person actually asks for help anyways)?
- Become annoyed because they’re taking the sugar that you worked hard to buy?
These reactions aren’t uncommon. After all, we’re not used to someone asking us for help, particularly someone that we don’t know well. So instead of building stronger communities every time small needs like this arise, we try to do everything on their own. And when we can’t do something on our own, we pay people to do it for us–like moving or babysitting.
People might be jealous of the kindness that you receive because they’re too afraid to ask for that kindness themselves. So let’s talk about the top five reason why people should overcome their fear of asking for help.
1.) Because you can’t do it alone.
Sometimes you actually don’t have the ability or time to do something. Instead of paying for someone else to care about your problem, try asking someone for help first.
2.) Because you don't want to do it alone.
Whether you’re painting a room or going to see if your test results were positive, it’s better to have someone with whom to share the experience.
3.) Because it builds communities.
4.) Because it'll make your helper feel good.
5.) Because it'll make you feel good.
Hello friend, my name is Laura and I'm a caregiver in "early retirement," hitchhiking around the world. I made this blog to keep me on track of my goal, to give and ask for help everyday--and to inspire others to do the same. As the sort of person who used to refuse even the simplest of help, this is a trying task. But the rewards are greater than you could imagine. Click here to learn more or contact me at Laura.Shiley@Gmail.Com