Monday, 13 March 2017

You have got to know when to ask for help

"Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it." - Mark Amend

Here is an interesting quote by a gentleman by the name of Mark Amend.

If you look at it, there are three sections to it. Lets have a look at each of those sections.

1. Be strong enough to stand alone. 

In this post I talked about people who go it alone. That can be quite scary, the whole idea of going it alone. 20,000 years ago, if you decided to go it alone or the people around decided to cast you aside from the group then you were probably going to die very shortly.

However in 2017, we don't have huge predators wandering around the streets trying to make you their next lunch. So, be confident in your ideas. There will be people who just don't want to listen to you and think that your ideas are crazy. You can't let those people get the better of you because basically they are trying to bring you down to a level that they can understand.

You have to be strong. You can't listen to the naysayers. You have to go with you gut, go with your heart because at the end of the day, their is only one person who knows what is good for you and that is you.

2. Smart enough to know when you need help.

A lot of people, guys in particular don't want to ask for help. What's that stereotype about men? Not wanting to ask for directions? I don't know. Maybe I'm not a real man, if I'm lost I will ask for directions. Do I have to give up my penis if I do?

In life, you are going to need help from time to time and knowing when to ask for it is crucial as it maybe something simple that you are forgetting and the person helping you could just give you that one little tip that could push you over the edge towards a successful result.

3. Brave enough to ask for it.

Asking for help can be very difficult for a lot of people. Just by asking for that help, you are showing to the world that you are weak, well that is what some people think anyway. When you ask for help, you are putting yourself out their to be ridiculed but that should be the least of your worries.

By saying that you want some help, you are putting your pride to one side and saying, "yes" I can learn some things from other people and it is a team sport after all.

There you have it. Everyone needs help from time to time and it is a matter of timing and knowing that you need it. So let me repeat:

"Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it." - Mark Amend

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