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Rule #31. When you need help, ask for it.
We all want to be independent and self-reliant. These are valuable traits worth developing, but nobody goes it completely alone. Everyone gets assistance along the way, in some shape or form. No one’s success is entirely self-made.
When you need help, ask for it. It’s the quickest way to make progress. Sure, you’ve got to get your ego out of the way and admit that you don’t know how to do something, but you’re likely to come away with whatever assistance you require. If not, you’ll still be one step closer to what you need.
I ask for help all the time. My friends, my family, and my colleagues all find themselves on the receiving end of one of my questions or requests. We don’t just assemble our team because life is better with company, but also because nobody can accomplish all their goals by themselves. Life is a team sport, no matter how much we like to fly solo at times.
Of course, the converse of this is also true; when you’re in the position to assist others, do your best to extend your help. You don’t have to help financially, or physically, sometimes just giving a bit of advice or listening to someone’s problems can make a huge difference. Remember, we’re all in this together. When you need help, don’t hesitate to ask for it and when someone needs your assistance, do your best to pay it forward. If we stick together, we’ll all improve and make the world a little bit better as we go.
In the spirit of Rule #31, if there’s something I can help you with, feel free to mention it in the comments or to shoot me a line via my contact page.
“Rules for Intrepid Living” is a weekly post giving guidelines for how we can all live a bit more of an intrepid life.