June 18, 2023Personal Growth

32: On Asking For Help

I used to feel embarrassed about asking for help.

But lately, I've been realizing how impossible it is to figure our lives out on our own. Yes, we must learn to nurture our relationship with ourselves. But we can only do so much on our own. We still thrive in communities. We have an innate need to belong. And part of that is learning to humbly admit our weaknesses, lean on others, and be available for them as well.

“Our stories are not meant for everyone.

Hearing them is a privilege, and we should always ask ourselves this before we share: "Who has earned the right to hear my story?"

If we have one or two people in our lives who can sit with us and hold space for our shame stories, and love us for our strengths and struggles, we are incredibly lucky.

If we have a friend, or small group of friends, or family who embraces our imperfections, vulnerabilities, and power, and fills us with a sense of belonging, we are incredibly lucky.”  ― Brené Brown

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