Are you a helpful person? Do you pride yourself on your ability to help others? Do you aspire to give help more than you ask for it?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then you’re in good company. Most of us want to think of ourselves as helpful people. And almost no one wants to think of themselves as a needy person.
The paradox is, if we’re all trying to be more helpful than needy, then who exactly is going to need our help? The truth is we all need help, even if we won’t admit it.
Think of all the times you’ve ever asked for help in your life. Chances are, when you really needed it, your call was answered.
The next time you’re struggling to overcome an obstacle, take a step back, swallow your pride, and ask for help. You’ll be amazed at what you can get when you ask for it.