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Passion Into Action: Do Not Be Afraid To Ask For Help!

Sometimes, we can get prideful, arrogant, and very independent in our life’s paths and journeys. We sometimes think that we can do and accomplish any and everything on our own and that we do not need any help at all in accomplishing our dreams. Well, let us be real and honest right now; no one ever accomplished anything in their life without receiving some kind of help from someone!

Every great, rich, successful, and famous person in the World today had to be coached, taught, schooled, and mentored at some point and time during their life’s path to success. Some of these people are pompous enough not to mention or recognize the people that helped them get to where they are today, but never let that be YOU! Always realize that someone help them get to where they are! Even when YOU get blessed to get to where you want to be in life, never forget about the people that helped you get to your final destination of success.

Honestly, in our lives, it’s very difficult to ask for help. We don’t want to seem less intelligent while we figure things out on our own. We don’t like feeling we “need” help, or be a bother to people by asking them for personal assistance.   We don’t even want to put ourselves in a position to ask for help because we feel as though we will have to “owe” someone for the help that they provide to us.

We have to get these misconceptions out of our head because we all need help at some point and time in our lives and it’s respectful and honorable to ask for help. Asking for help exemplifies to others and yourself that you are humble enough to get the right information to make the correct moves for your life. We have to get out of the mindset that if we just don’t know the answer that we should never be honest enough to ask for it. Your path to success should be full of request for help and direction.

So you are a person that is afraid to ask for help for several different reasons? People have provided you with bad advice in the past, people blew you off and didn’t offer you any help at all. People have said to you, “You’re smart, I’m sure that you can figure it out on your own!” Do not let these things stop you from asking for help when you need it! The answers that you need can be found if you seek it.

Don’t just ask one source or use that source as your final answer to a question. Seek out multiple sources to get different prospective on your questions. Plus, have several trusted sources that you know will provide you with quality, reliable information, even people who have went down the path and accomplished the same types of goals that you are trying to accomplish in your life. Some of those people can share good and bad experiences that will help you make sure that you don’t make the same mistakes on your road to success. Learn how to bounce your ideas and thoughts off of these people so that you can make the right decisions that will help you accomplish your dreams and put your Passion Into Action!


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John C. Turner
John is an author, speaker, higher education professor and adviser that works to encourage people to live towards their greatest dreams and successes.

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