Asking for help

Today I would like to share with you a few thoughts regarding insecurity. As everyone else I’m also having some dark and depressive moments from time to time. I felt insecure many times especially during the challenging times in my career.

Therefore I can assure you that it is important to ask for help, even from your superiors at work if is needed. Take it this way, insecurity is normal and you will never be able to get rid of it completely, it will always be somewhere around.

So do not hesitate to ask for help, not only regarding your career, but regarding your life in general. It might be one of the hardest things to learn, but it is also the most important one.

Of course you are going to find a lot of energy blockers on your way, but you will also find the mentors. Mentors are tremendously important in our lives. Mentors can help you to navigate your life. But in order to work things out you must believe in yourself first.

So my advice is to never be ashamed to ask somebody for help whenever you need it. A great mind Galileo Galilei, known as the father of the modern physics and science said: ”I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.”

And never be embarrassed to ask others about different things you want to learn, or know. Take kids as an example. Kids are asking about things all the time. In the Netherlands where I live, Dutch people love to say: ”If you want to get something, you have to ask for, don’t make someone guess what you want.” Dutch people are pretty cool and wise, I like them very much. Challenges and troubles were appearing constantly in front of us to make us realize what we want and what we don’t want from our life. It is up to you to choose how you live your life. And remember whatever is you are going through it is not that bad as it seems. If you feel that your life might be going in the wrong direction, remember that directions are relative. Try to see it this way, wherever you go, there you are! André Gide, French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, the author of more than fifty books and one of the most important writers of the 20th century, once said: ‘‘A man can not discover a new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

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