Asking for help…

Reluctance to ask for help when we need it can keep us bogged down in more work than is necessary—and ultimately lead to burnout. Moreover, it closes a lot of avenues be it job options, alternate careers, and getting more business. 

Whether we are afraid of seeming needy or incompetent or just don’t trust others will help, here are some strategies that can help.

Be open. 

First, let’s be open to ourselves and others that we want to improve in this area. Talk to trusted colleagues informing them that we are working on getting better at asking for help. 

Being upfront will make it easier to actually do it when the time comes. It will also prime them to be more receptive to these requests, reinforcing our help-seeking behavior and reducing reluctance to reach out for support.

Identify and unpack your limiting beliefs. 

Ask yourself: What am I afraid will happen if I ask for help? These fears are likely emotional, not rational. Reflect on what’s underlying them.

Try small experiments. 

Make small behavior changes to see the impact on how you feel and the response you get from others. It can be as simple as asking, “Can I brainstorm with you for five minutes?” or “Would you be willing to take a look at my client proposal and share your feedback with me?”

It matters a lot…

Small things in life matter the most. 

Daily food, fresh air, sunlight on your face, a number of these everyday things matter the mosts.

We take it for granted, but these are the things we miss when we are in our glorious self barging in life towards what we call success. 

But in the end, this is where we return – Small things, daily things.

So question yourself and you will always find the answer to be – It matters, even if it is sometime late in life.

The repetition…

One repeat in words, verbs that are not converted into actions.

The repetition of words is proof of weakness. It proves that you have not taken any action.

Hence take action and avoid the repetition of words.

Another day with habits…

Days with habits are the best days… 

No future worries, 

No expectations,

No questions to do or not to do,

No anxieties riding along of failure 

No twisting of will powers,

Its a clean board – Because you are just doing it out of habit.

Setbacks…

Setbacks can take you days backward. 

But let’s comeback, comeback again and the days will come.

Step Up…

It’s easier to step up your effort instead of pushing too hard.

If you want to learn something, step up daily, weekly, or at regular intervals. 

Give time daily and keep increasing the time in regular intervals to reach the required level.