I never wanted to look stupid in school. I would only raise my hand to answer a question that I knew the answer to. This was a perfect way to be an average student. In fact, in high school, I ranked, smack dab in the middle of my class. This trend continued until one day, in an exercise physiology class in college (at this point I was still a business major and was taking this class as an elective – can you imagine me in a suit and tie?), I was just not understanding something that I felt I should be “getting”. At this moment, with heart rate elevated and genuinely scared, I extended my arm to ask the professor a question. It was at this exact moment, I went from “Mr. 2.0 GPA” to getting nothing but A’s and B’s in college. I found my passion. After that semester, I changed my major to Exercise Science and began my path towards a career that I love. I asked for help.
Being Unbreakable means that you are as tough as nails. There is no challenge that you are not willing to take on. Unbreakable is independence. Most of all, being Unbreakable means that you are strong enough to ask the toughest question of all, ”Can you help me?”
We are strong and proud people, but there are times when we can’t do it alone. The greatest form of strength is asking for help.
For some, you may be in unchartered territory and need more than grit to get through it, you might just need some advice and guidance. Ask.
You have been a provider and helper for others, and don’t want to be seen as weak. Trust me, those whom you have helped, are eager to help you as much as you have helped them.
Many times the burden of not knowing what to do, or perhaps the fear of the tremendous effort that it will take, is actually heavier than the task itself. Reach out and get up. It’s better and easier than you think.
Show everyone just how strong (AND SMART!) you are and ask for help.