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Jennifer Wolf

Asking for Help is Not a Sign of Weakness

By April 25, 2014

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Asking for help is humbling, sure, but it's not a sign of weakness. On the contrary, I believe that the strongest individuals know themselves well enough to know when they need to ask for help.

A woman contemplates asking for help.

So don't let misconceptions about asking for help stop you from reaching out to those around you. In fact, you might be surprised to learn just how many people would be willing to help if they knew your need. Remember, too, that it's good for our kids to see us ask for help. We tell them all the time that there's no shame in that, and we can set a positive example by letting them see us ask for help when we need it.

For help taking the first step, read How to Get Over Your Fear of Asking for Help.

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