Asking for help isn't easy, but it is very rewarding. There are many good reasons to ask for help, yet when we need help - many of us hear all the reasons we shouldn't ask for help instead. We battle with pride, our emotions, how we believe we will be perceived and over-independence, which can stop us from reaching out for help. We've all likely heard the reasons we don't ask for help, we don't think we need it, we don't want to be a bother and/or maybe you simply don't know how to ask, but here's 5 good reasons you should ask for help when you need it.
Asking for help can allow you to build relationships and network with people who can provide guidance and support.
Asking for help with a situation or task can save you time and effort by getting assistance from someone with more experience and knowledge in a certain area.
You can reduce stress and anxiety by sharing the workload and asking for help.
By asking for help, you have the chance to learn something new and expand your knowledge base.
Asking for help with a situation or task can allow you to gain different perspectives and insights that can lead to better decision making.
Asking for help isn't easy, but if you focus on the benefits it gets easier. Remember, you will not and can not know everything & you won't have all the answers - but someone may be able to help.
Reach out, ask for help, you are not alone.
Blog post written by: Jhoe Virago