I Am a Rock
Is it easy for you to ask for help when you need it, or do you prefer to rely only on yourself? Why?
I take after my father,” Just get out of the way and let me do it.” I have (I hope) grown beyond that mentality in most things.
If I do not know what I am doing, or if what I am doing is not taking me to the places that I want to go, I know to ask for help. I find people who have accomplished the task that I want to accomplish and I ask for assistance. That is the smart thing to do. I do this at work to become a more skilled educator, at play to become better at the hobbies I am pursuing, and in my own personal growth. Having a skilled mentor allows one to enjoy the efforts needed to succeed at great deal more!
This story is a great illustration of the need to know when to ask:
“A little boy was having difficulty lifting a heavy stone.
His father came along just then.
Noting the boy’s failure, he asked, “Are you using all your strength?”
“Yes, I am,” the little boy said impatiently.
“No, you are not,” the father answered.
“I am right here just waiting, and you haven’t asked me to help you.”
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I Am a Rock.”