Most people think that asking for help is a sign of weakness when actually it is a sign of boldness.
The truth is that people want to help but if you don’t ask them for help then everyone will think that you are doing great on your own or that they are not needed.
Not reaching out to people is why most people fail at what they try to start or accomplish. People fail to recognize the fact that doing life alone is not easy. If you are having a tough time one month financially, ask someone who is there for you to help you make it or if you can’t seem to figure something out at work, ask a coworker for help. Getting help will cause you to reach your full potential.
One thing that stands in the way of asking for help is our pride. It takes humility to reach out to others because we all want to say that we accomplished everything on our own strength and ability. Putting our pride to the side is the first step in asking for help.
Recently I had a project at school to do and my group had to create a church from the ground up with no funds, no building, nothing but the five of us young church planters. We presented the idea to our school and when it was my turn to speak to our fellow classmates, I presented the vision, purpose and value behind our church. All of those things are great but they are not going to help my group plant this church. So how did I get people to give us money? I simply asked for their help in funding it.
After the presentation was over I had a young lady come up to me and say “I am going to give money to your church because you asked me to”
It’s that simple. That lady could have given her money to anyone else but she gave it to us because I asked her to. Just asking for help will make people want to help you.
People love to give and they want to give but sometimes the only thing that is stopping them from giving is the person that needs help not asking them to give.
Not reaching out to people will not help you get any further than you already are. Don’t be afraid to reach out, people want to help you, all thy are waiting for is a simple question from you that goes like “Will you help me?”
Reaching out for help is only going to cause you to advance in what you are trying to accomplish. It is never a sign of weakness to reach out.
- In what area of my life do I need help in?
- Who can I reach out to?
- How can I ask them for help?