Asking For Help!

Last Update: July 23, 2015

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

We need to know how to ask for help!

A story told about a father and his 4-year-old son. A little boy wanted to show his father how strong he is, so he waited one evening when he knew his father would be pulling up the driveway, to show is father how strong he is.

He places rocks in his toy cart, and as soon as he spotted his father pulling up the driveway, he started to pull his cart fill with rocks up the hill, showing his father how strong he is.

Everything was going fine, then suddenly the cart slipped of the edge of the walkway onto the driveway. So the 4-year-old boy began to pull hard at the cart trying get it up on the walkway, but was not successful.

Like any 4-year-old would do, the little boy began to cry. The father knowing what was his motive, see his son in tears, he step out his car and headed towards him.

This is what transpired between Father and Son

Father: What is the matter son?
Son: Dad, I wanted to show you how strong I am.
Father: Son, show me how strong you are, and pull the cart up.
Son: Dad, I am trying, I can't get it up.
Father: Son, use all of your strength.
Son: Dad, I can't get it up.
Father: Son did you use all of your strength?
Son: Yes dad, I use all of my strength.
Father: Son, are you sure you used all of your strength?
Son: Yes dad, I used all of my strength.
Father: No son, you did not use all of your strength. If you had used all of your strength, you would have asked me for help.

Here at Wealthy Affiliate, learn how to use all of your strength.


D. Bishop

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hectoroliver Premium
Great analogy!
Lazyblogger Premium
Caught my attention couple years ago. Wish it had hit me much sooner. Thanks Hector.
Satauren Premium
Too many think asking for help is weakness. Thanks for reminding us that it is not so.
Lazyblogger Premium
We are getting better. And this community makes it possible thanks to Kyle and Carson. Thanks for the feedback and great post on "The 5 Essential Steps to Setti". Thanks!
pisces Premium
Ah, that's dbishop again.... luvit ;-)
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Glad you did. Be well, not today only, but always Ms. Inspiration.
MarieKi Premium
Good story! Thanks for sharing!
Lazyblogger Premium
Glad I can show some light. You are welcome Marie
LanceCO Premium
Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.
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You as well Lance. Thanks for the feedback.