Why is it that we will do almost anything, before we will ask for help? We will suffer the most ridiculous of circumstances, emotion, isolation and frustration because we refuse to say three small words, "Please...Help....Me."
But it goes beyond just that simple phrase, doesn't it? It's a realization, an understanding. It really has nothing to do with asking for help. It has to do with an awareness, a recognition that there is no such thing as going it alone. That isolation is unnatural, that by not asking for help you are working against the natural order of things.
Consider one little finger on your hand. It's pretty insignificant in and of itself, right? But with the aid of the arm, the circulatory system, the nervous system, emotion, intention, and thought, it can pen words that can overthrow a civilization.
What if the finger decide one day to try and do it all alone? What if it just decided to never ask for assistance from the arm? It's pretty obvious isn't it? It's not going to be able to do much at all. So why do we often hesitate to turn to other people around us and ask for help? Why is it that we think that we are able to do everything on our own?
And there is another side to the equation, isn't there. The arm can't do a whole lot without the finger either can it? It needs the finger to provide dexterity. And in the same way, when we ask for others to help, we enable them to become something greater than they are on their own. We provide them with an extension of skill, humanity, and effectiveness.
So consider what you need, or are not able to do on your own, then ask somebody with those skills to help. Chances are, when you ask for help, you will not be the only one being aided.