At first, asking for help might sound like the opposite of creating your own opportunities. Opportunities are tied to personal relationships. Consider the Ben Franklin effect : By asking someone for a small favor, you endear them to yourself. The reason is that, when you help someone, your brain rationalizes your actions by assuming that you must like that person.
The persona of the fool allows the truth to be told, without the usual ramifications that might come with speaking against social conventions. Give yourself permission to be a fool and see things for what they really are.
Since our focus is limited, we can maximize our results is to eliminate what doesn’t work. The easiest way to do this is to use Pareto’s principle to your task: almost every time, there are a few important tasks that give you the majority of your desired results.