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There is one question, no matter who asks it and in what context, that is almost always initially answered with a, “No”.
Do you know what that question is?
It’s, “Do you need help?”
Our first instinct when answering this question is always, “No.”
We say to ourselves, “Do I need help?! Of course not!”
But - maybe. Maybe I do.
You probably do need help with something.
For some of us, admitting that we need help is akin to admitting we can’t do something, which we see as basically failing. But that’s not the case.
Asking for help, or even just admitting that you need help, isn’t failure. It’s far from it.
Asking for help is something many of us equate to weakness or lack of ability. We think to ourselves, “If I ask my manager for help, she will begin to think I’m not capable. The economy is in a bad state and who knows if...
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