As a society we are taught that you should be able to do it all yourself. If you can’t do it yourself, then you are a failure. But here’s the thing, none of us can do it all ourselves.
Everyone needs help every now and then, sometimes even more than we realize. What is wrong with us asking for help? It goes against everything that we are taught. We are taught that we should be self-sufficient. We should be able to do it all, especially as women. We are taught that we can have a full-time job and a family without help from anyone. That isn’t true. We all need to be supported, especially when we are making drastic changes.
Most of my life I have felt that it was unacceptable to ask for help. I needed to be able to take care of it all myself in order to be successful. All of life’s answers could be found in a book, or if you tapped way down inside yourself, you could find the answer. While that may be true to a certain extent, I also found that everyone experiences life through a different lens, and that alternative lens can be extremely useful in helping you to move forward. It may be that you work with a teacher who can help you to learn a new skill that will take you to new places. It could be working with a coach or therapist to guide you on your journey through these dark places to a place where the world seems lighter. I have tried both approaches and you know what? I was able to move quicker when I asked for help. Whether it was a teacher or a coach, they were able to see things from a perspective that no matter how hard I tried I wasn’t in that place. It also provided me with someone that I was accountable to. I had to demonstrate to someone that I had done the work. I couldn’t keep kicking the can down the road because something more important came up. I was truly able to work on myself in a more efficient manner.
We are all a work in progress. There is never going to be a moment where you are “cured”, but there is a moment that you accept your humanness and no longer let those fears hold you back. You can ask for help and know that you are doing the best you can. And you know what? Everything will be ok. The world isn’t going to cave in on you because you can’t do everything that you would like. You can only do what is important to you.
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