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Asking for Help

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Asking for help
– a formula for success.

Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh

In New Thought, there is a misunderstanding about being strong and taking responsibility for one’s life. According to Steven Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Human life is interdependent! We can combine our talents and abilities and create something greater together. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.”

Asking for help does not diminish you. The idea that claims, if you are strong, you won’t need anyone is a misguided understanding of strength. To the contrary, you are strengthened by asking for help and support. There is much strength in humility, more than you can imagine. When you reach for help, two things happen. 1. You build love, support and community, and humility within yourself. 2. The one who you asked for help gets to feel good about themselves as they feel needed and strong because they have something to offer.

In a way, asking for help is like giving a gift to yourself and to others. To live a life of interdependence is to express the old African adage: “It takes a village to raise a child.” I say to you; it takes a village to BE, not just to raise a child. Let us let go of the ego that separates us from each other, reach out our hands in support of another, and to receive support. This is how we build bridges.

Give yourself the gift of interdependence; you are worth it!

Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh
Founding Spiritual Director of CSL North Jersey
Co-founder of Planned Happiness Institute
Director of PHI Coaching Academy

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