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.

Cheers

D. Bishop

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Ezio530 Premium
The little skit at the end is a great point. Sometimes our strength is in the people around us that can help us succeed. We need to not forget the great thing we have in this community full of helpers.
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Lazyblogger Premium
And it is coming alive more and more every day within the members of this Community. Could you imagine 2 years from now? Thank you for your comment and kind words.
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LisaY Premium
I like the analogy you use. We can learn lessons almost anywhere. It is definitely alright to ask for help. Nice post.
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Lazyblogger Premium
Thanks Lisa, who that ask the most questions always stay on top. Glad that you see the value in this analogy.
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CraigW315 Premium
Yes, unfortunately a lot of people don't ask for help, whether it be out of pride, or the fear of looking weak, or some other reason.

We spend a lot of our time teaching our children to be helpful, which is great, but we need to also show them that asking for help is alright, too.
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Lazyblogger Premium
Exactly Craig, but the new generation has a more forward approach, and that is why they are advancing at such a fast rate.

The elderly are complaining, but when you look at it, they need to get off the interstate highway and use the local route instead, cause there are more lights there for their speed. Thank you for the comment.
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dvbrh Premium
Yes sir. how the saying goes "closed mouths don't get fed" lol. Thanks for sharing Bishop.
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Lazyblogger Premium
Thank you for your comment Devorah, glad you can stop by and find some value on asking for help. Wish you all the best with your business.

Cheers
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dvbrh Premium
Thanks A-Billion:)!
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cschlup54 Premium
This is so true for each of us. We think we are using all our strength but sometimes forget that our tongue is our most powerful strength outside of our hearts.
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Lazyblogger Premium
Could not have said this better Caroline. Thank you for your comment.
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JewelCarol Premium
Nice story, thanks for sharing, D. Bishop. :)
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Lazyblogger Premium
You welcome Jewel.
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SStarrs Premium
Great post. Loved it.
Thanks for sharing
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Lazyblogger Premium
Glad that you did. Make it a great weekend Shirley.
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jazminf Premium
Wow! that was awesome, thank you for sharing David:)
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Lazyblogger Premium
Glad that you enjoyed Jazmin. Let's share this to all the new members here at Wealthy Affiliate. Take care.
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jazminf Premium
Absolutely David:)
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ShirleyWoon Premium
Lord, Help!
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Lazyblogger Premium
lol. Thanks
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
Very nice analogy - we ALL need to put our pride aside and ask for help.
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Lazyblogger Premium
Yes indeed, we are getting better.
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danbarth87 Premium
Thanks for sharing this!
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Lazyblogger Premium
You welcome
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PhilRou Premium
Well said!
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Lazyblogger Premium
Simple but true. You are welcome.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Never be worried about asking for help, never worry about asking silly questions (everyone around you will be thankful they didn't have to ask them) and never worry about admitting you don't know the answer. Just ask around and you will find it.
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Lazyblogger Premium
Wow! well said. Thank you Helen
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QuintinaS Premium
I enjoy this story very much thank you for the insight.
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Lazyblogger Premium
You are welcome. Glad I can show some light.
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cathym924 Premium
This is a great story!
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Lazyblogger Premium
Asking is the key to open all doors. Thank you Cathy.
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FHagstrom Premium
Nicely done!
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Lazyblogger Premium
Appreciate your feedback. Thanks!
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Loes Premium
Together whe are strong:) thanks
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Lazyblogger Premium
Yes indeed.
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Marith Premium
Beautiful story, and so true.
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Lazyblogger Premium
Thanks.
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Indi-Em Premium
Very nice story. I love it. I have been asking for a lot of help lately.
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Lazyblogger Premium
Keys to success. You are doing what is necessary for success Indiem. Enjoy!
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hectoroliver Premium
Great analogy!
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Lazyblogger Premium
Caught my attention couple years ago. Wish it had hit me much sooner. Thanks Hector.
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Satauren Premium
Too many think asking for help is weakness. Thanks for reminding us that it is not so.
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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!
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pisces Premium
Ah, that's dbishop again.... luvit ;-)
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Lazyblogger Premium
Glad you did. Be well, not today only, but always Ms. Inspiration.
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MarieKi Premium
Good story! Thanks for sharing!
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Lazyblogger Premium
Glad I can show some light. You are welcome Marie
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LanceCO Premium
Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.
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Lazyblogger Premium
You as well Lance. Thanks for the feedback.
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