When was the last time...

I need your help. When was the last time that you asked a friend for help? A colleague? A professional? Heck, when was the last time that you asked ANYONE for help? Why is it so hard for us to ask for help? For some reason, I have been thinking about this a lot lately. We can all use a helping hand from time to time, but why do we feel ashamed asking for it?

Humans are social animals. We need one another and would suffer endlessly if we didn't have a community around us. We truly need others to survive and thrive in this world. Despite the fact that we are frequently surrounded by friends and family, we are often reluctant to ask them for help. Have you ever wondered why we hesitate to ask? Many of us will drop everything to help a friend, but we are often almost afraid to ask that same friend for a hand. Why?

Why is it so hard to ask for help? Ego is probably the simplest answer. Given enough time we "KNOW" that we can find our own solution to any given problem. However, spending all that time trying to conquer an issue may just be wasting precious time. How much more time would you have if you simply asked someone else who had already walked a mile in those moccasins? Consider nearly any hurdle that you may face. It is almost a certainty that someone else in the world has already solved that problem (or at least a VERY similar problem). So why not ask them to help and learn from their experience? Think about the time that you may save by doing that!

The next time you reach a roadblock, rather than bang your head against it, step back and ask yourself a simple question - "Who might be able to help me figure this out?"

Then don't waste time - CALL THEM!


Movement is my medicine,


Dr. William "Chip" Bleam

Dr. William "Chip" Bleam


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