Blame Is Not or Failure

Be honest, how often do we reach out to others for help?

For too long, asking for help may have been seen as a sign of weakness, particularly within our professional capacity at work, and sadly on a personal level too. 

I for one, have always struggled with asking for help for fear of others seeing me differently, incapable, incompetent, unprofessional, weak, or indeed, vulnerable.

With time comes experience, comes understanding, comes wisdom. 

With time I have learned that asking for help does require courage. Courage to recognise that I can’t do certain things alone. Courage to acknowledge sooner that I need help and courage to call it out to my biggest critic, myself. 

“Blame is not for failure. It is for failing to help or ask for help.”

Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, Lego Group

In these current uncertain times, many of us need help more than ever before. 

Do you fail to ask for help? 

Do you fail to offer help to others, even when they haven’t requested it?