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Three Reasons Why Asking For Help Is A Must.

Have you found yourself feeling lost, stuck, or frustrated? Have you thought about asking someone for help, yet refrained for reasons you may not even understand yourself?

It’s important that we understand why asking for help plays such an important role.

“Nobody is a whole chain. Each one is link. But take away one link and the chain is broken.

Nobody is a whole team. Each one is a player. But take away one player and the game is forfeited.

Nobody is a hole orchestra. Each one is a musician. But take away one musician and the symphony is incomplete…

You guessed it. We need each other. You need someone and someone needs you. Isolated islands we’re not.”

Chuck Swindoll

Our society has incorporated the idea of survival of the fittest since Charles Darwins work made its impact. The idea of competition for growth has dominated our culture and our psyche. We see it in school, sports and business. Yet today, as science and understanding evolves, we are learning that it’s not competition, but cooperation that leads to growth. A team must cooperate to win the game, an orchestra must cooperate to make beautiful music, a chain must support each link in order to support the weight.

Asking for help leads to cooperation.

“To make this thing called life work, we gotta lean and support. And relate and respond. And give and take. And confess and forgive. And reach out and embrace. And release and rely….

Since none of us is a whole, independent, self-sufficient, super capable, all-powerful hotshot, lets quit acting like we are. Life’s lonely enough without our playing that silly role.

The games over. Let’s link up.” 

Chuck Swindoll

Living a life with no support, nobody to bounce ideas off, nobody to help us where we feel frail, is lonely. Even the most capable of us must have help during certain times in order to make the next big step. As capable as each one of us is, for every battle we win, every time we conquer ourselves or our last mission, we still are not solo players in the game of life. Every great accomplishment requires cooperation among many to bring itself into fruition.

“Self-evaluation is helpful, but evaluation from someone else is essential.”

Andy Stanley

When we are in ourselves, finding our way through our own maze our viewpoint is of the halls of the maze itself. We can see the corner in front, and remember the maze behind us, but often times cannot see the maze from above. Asking for help from a mentor will give us perspective and help us identify our strengths that we can focus on, and weaknesses that may be stunting our growth. Without outside input you will never be as good as they could be.

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, helplessness, or of giving up. It’s a step towards growth, accomplishment, and success. Winning in business, life, or a personal endeavor will always depend on the involvement of others, asking for help shows courage and dedication to Rise Unconquered.