Is Asking for Help a Strength or Weakness?

Today I wanted to work my abs.  The trickiest part was getting on the floor (and back up!!) – temporary hazard but good for a laugh!!  For the 43, I did a straight leg crunch with a side reach.

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I counted a right crunch and a left crunch as 1 rep.  This was a pretty good 43 for today and I was happy to get in some ab work!!

Asking for help is not something I’m good at – ever!

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At some point when I was growing up I learned or decided (not really sure which) that weakness should be kept hidden.  My motto became –  Just do what you need to do and don’t complain or whine about it.Screen shot 2013-04-27 at 7.36.35 PMAs an adult there have been numerous times that things were rough and I would have liked some help but I have been “strong” for so long that I don’t really know how to do anything else.  What I do know is how to keep on going no matter what the circumstance.
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Now I’m at a point in my life where even when I wish I had  help, I don’t know how to ask for it. All I know to do is – Suck it up!Screen shot 2013-04-27 at 7.38.02 PM

So is it really strength or is it just a weakness on my part?

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What do you do when you have spent your entire life being strong but then realize that having someone help you would be nice and not a sign of weakness?

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I think you just keep on!  I think that we are all stronger than we give ourselves credit for and often it is just a matter of pushing ourselves to reveal that strength.

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What about you?  Is it easy for you to ask for help?

I don’t even like to ask Chris for help (usually he just does it because he knows that I am too stubborn to admit that I need help).

And I don’t view it as a weakness when other people need help – in fact, I’m always impressed with people who are willing to ask for help.

Happy Sunday!

Kim

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