Thought for the day, by Rob Moore
“When I was an artist, I became a recluse. Working from home I spent weeks without having much contact with people. I was struggling to sell my work, but didn’t have the courage to ask for help. I saw asking for help as a weakness.
Having now broken free from being a struggling artist, I now realise that asking for help is a sign of courage and strength.
Suffering alone, when you’re NOT alone, is unecessary and keeps you stuck in the problem, rather than seeing a way out”
Can you identify with Rob? I know I can.
I spent too many years of my life determined that not making it on my own would leave me vulnerable, and as a result, life moved forwards very slowly.
Once I accepted that help can come from many sources, I have realised that we can be so much stronger when we work with others.
Choose your help wisely though. Connect with those that understand you and your personal goals. When you work with people who are aligned with the way you think, or inspire and believe in you, then you can move mountains.
Doing everything by yourself ultimately means that any gains you make are limited. You can’t do everything, and there may be others more qualified to handle certain parts of your life, leaving you to focus on your own strengths and ambitions.
Why not make 2020 the year that you build up your network of friends and colleagues so that you can all lift each other up, and free yourself up for success in all areas of your life