Thinking you are the only one who can get things done is a sure recipe for failure. Feeling comfortable asking for help is a sign of INPowerment. Successful people get others involved in their projects.
A good leader knows whom to ask for help.
I’ve tried it both ways, and believe me, my projects are more successful when I engage others. Here is my secret: I ask for help. I share my idea or explain my project, then I ask others if they would like to help and how they would like to help.
It’s amazing that when I go looking for help, I meet amazing people doing amazing things. So many people have talents and skills to offer, and they will, if asked. I gratefully take what ever assistance I can get. Some of them even ask me for help, and I’m honored to give it.
Synergy can only happen when two or more individuals team up. The back and forth of partnering generates more ideas, more connections, more resources.
When others help, some of them will enroll in your project. They will identify with it to the point that they become emotionally and psychologically involved. When that happens, share the credit, and you have a loyal companion in future endeavors.
President Harry Truman, was famous for saying, “You can accomplish anything you want if you do not care who gets the credit.”
I believe the goal is more important than the glory.
And besides, if you accomplish your goal alone, you have no one to celebrate with when you reach it.
Asking for help turns out to be one of the genius moves I have made in projects that were otherwise withering as a solo act.