Anyway, after leaving, a professor’s comment stayed in my mind: 'your kids are not reaching out for help; they are not approaching their teachers for assistance when in doubt.'
I ask myself: Why are these kids so hesitant to ask for help?
For most of us, asking for help is a sign of weakness; it suggests a lack knowledge or experience.
Well, let me tell you something: Asking for help is good.
- When you ask for help, it shows that you are willing to build the trust between you and them.
- When you ask for help, you empower others to share their strengths and their passions.
- When you ask for help, you accept that you do not have all the answers and are willing to learn.
- When you ask for help, it confirms that you are committed to work hard and find a solution.
- Most important, when you ask for help, you are showing respect for the other person’s expertise and judgment; otherwise, you would have not asked!
Always keep in mind:
- Confident people are secure enough to admit a weakness.
- Confident people know that there is strength in being vulnerable, in being human.
- Confident people ask for help, knowing that this will only improve their chances for success!
So, ask for help, it will only make you better!