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We Avoid Asking For Help

Asking for help can feel so uncomfortable that we would often rather .suffer in silence, or try to do everything ourselves

Over time, carrying a heavy load without enough support can lead to burnout - the exhaustion and disengagement that results from the chronic stress of having too many d...

Why We Don't Ask

Check your assumptions about asking for help:

  • Negative associations: you might associate help-seeking with a negative view of 'taking handouts' or think that someone is lazy if they can't do something themselves.
  • Self-criticism.
  • Concerns about how you w...

Make A Decision To Ask

  • The long-term benefits of asking outweigh any short-term costs.
  • Choose the right person: Think about who has the skills, ability, and knowledge to help you and when is the best time to ask.
  • Ask in the face of discomfort: Label the emotions, summon your courage, and ask anyway...

Creating A Culture Of Help And Support

  • By fostering a team culture in which it is normal to both give and receive help, we feel more comfortable asking for help when we need it.
  • Offering support builds social capital in your personal and professional relationships over time, and when you've been supportive of others, you ...

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It’s not always easy to ask for help but, fortunately, it is a skill that can be improved.

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