I am someone who has always been loathe to ask for help.
I don’t want to feel like I’m bothering other people, and I hate to think that I can’t do something on my own.
In spite of this, I actually have needed help all along. But only recently did I feel humble enough to ask for it.
What helped me cross over from the knee-jerk reaction of always saying “NO!” to silencing that voice and saying, “Why YES that would be lovely!”? I read somewhere recently that when you refuse help, you are denying someone the pleasure of helping you.
WHOA. Really? I never thought of it that way, but YES!
It never occurred to me that someone else would get pleasure from offering help – even though it gives me tremendous satisfaction and joy in helping others. I didn’t think the rules applied to me. How silly!
Over time, I’ve learned to say YES any time someone ask me, “Do you need help with that?” Who am I to deny someone else the pleasure of taking care of me? 😉
So here’s a challenge for you this week:
- If you feel like you’re always struggling to reach a goal and can’t figure out why it feels so hard…
- If you try to do things on your own because you believe you don’t need help or deserve to get results for yourself…
- If you find yourself turning down offers for help…
Try saying YES to help and accepting kind offers that come your way. Doing so will keep the door open to abundance and flow so you can start getting results for yourself.
Accepting help means you are being kind to yourself because you value and honor your time and your worth.
And if you ARE receiving help, but it’s still not getting results… then start ASKING to receive what specifically needs attention in your life. Chance are, the perfect outcome and the perfect results are already lined up and waiting for you… all you have to do is ask.