Positive Leaders Ask For Help
It should be in your best interest to ask for help whenever you feel like you need it. It is better to seek assistance than to proceed by yourself and fail. If you believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness, then you are experiencing a cognitive distortion. You either are insecure, afraid, care too much about what others think or are shy.
Whenever you ask for help, it actually demonstrates to others that you have strength, courage and determination to learn. People who are proud don’t ask for help; their ego gets in their way and are afraid that asking for help will leave a scratch on their surface. These people remain shallow, insecure and experience a constant low self-esteem, even though they hide it well on the outside.
Positive leaders have a strong character and know that by asking for help, they will attract more respect and followers. Asking for help portrays humbleness: having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance. People respect humble leaders, because they are not afraid to admit their weaknesses and ask for help.
Never be ashamed to ask for help. If someone puts you down in return, then that person should probably not be in your life in the first place. But if you have no control of that person being in your life, then grow some thick skin and realize that some people will always hate. But this should not stop you from seeking help in times of need.
The more that you ask for help when you truly need it, the faster you will learn and the better you will feel about yourself. But by keeping your struggles in the dark, you are only slowing down the learning process. Why do this to yourself? Is your ego that important? Your ego actually suffers more by being stubborn, defensive and not having the courage to seek help.
If you want to build your character and demonstrate leadership, one of the ways to do this is to confidently ask for help. People will respect your courage, interest in improvement and the action of reaching out to them. Life is about helping each other, by providing an environment that fosters growth, direction and success.
Cowards stay put. Leaders ask for help.
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