Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something, and to learn something new.

For many years I wouldn’t ask for help from anybody.  I thought if I did I would appear weak.  To be completely honest it was just my stupid pride that kept me from asking.

I have over the past ten years or so I have learned that asking for help is what I need sometimes.  I am no longer embarrassed to ask someone to help me.  I found out people want to help.  Many times they could see I needed it, but they were not sure if they should offer the help.

Eventually everyone sometimes in their life they are going to need help.  It may be physical, financial (that one can be iffy), and last but not least, mental health help. There is absolutely no shame in asking.  

I would like to share the lyrics of a Beatles song, “Help” for I feel it says what I am thinking about the subject.

I need somebody
(Help!) not just anybody
(Help!) you know I need someone
I never needed anybody’s help in any way
But now these days are gone, I’m not so self assured (but now these days are gone)
(And now I find) Now I find I’ve changed my mind and opened up the doors
Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being ’round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me?
And now my life has changed in oh so many ways (and now my life has changed)
My independence seems to vanish in the haze
But every now and then I feel so insecure (I know that I)
I know that I just need you like I’ve never done before
Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being ’round
Help me get my feet back on the…
So, I hope that my thoughts about asking for help has come through clearly!

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  1. Angie

    I’ve tried to learn this many times. Asking for help used to be so hard, still is a lot of the time. Lately though I feel it’s more of waste of time. I could’ve been working away at whatever it was instead of asking a bunch of people if they could spare a few minutes or whatever. I have to laugh though because I know people who always say “Just ask for help, I’ll do whatever I can!” And then they don’t try to make time. It’s frustrating but I get that most don’t like to go out of their way to help others. So when you come across someone who genuinely wants to help, it really can be super hard to accept it 🙂


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