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  • Writer's pictureAcelli Crippen-Kok

It Takes Strength to Ask for Help

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

How many memes have you seen that tell us “strong women don’t need anyone to help them, they can do it all on their own”? It has us all looking around in the midst of a struggle to make sure everyone watching us can see us handling our business all by ourselves. It’s our badge of strength.

It’s, well, you know, bull----. Total and utter nonsense. Why are we accepting this as the status quo? Especially since we all know asking for help is one of the most intelligent and strongest things a woman can do.

We all stumble because we’re not always sure when we need the help until we’ve dug ourselves into a huge hole of chaos and stress. It’s not so much knowing we need help, it’s actually knowing we can ask for help.

Society Says Asking For Help Shows Weakness

Women, let’s be honest with each other and ourselves right here and now. Can we all agree we often feel we have to take on more than we really should have to, in order to show the world (most specifically men in the world) that we can do anything and we don’t need any help.

And then we find ourselves under stress attempting to juggle all the jobs, tasks, and responsibilities we’ve taken on. Why in the world are we doing this to ourselves? Why are we showing the younger generation that if you aren’t stressed out and hustling 24/7, you’re weak and aren’t pulling your weight as a powerful, strong and independent woman?

Let’s agree to stop this and admit to everyone it’s not only okay to ask for help, but a sign of strength.

Asking For Help Is a Sign of Strength

The world demands every problem be handled immediately. Women have been taught that if they can’t figure it out on their own, they aren’t worthy. When in fact, asking for help shows strength, as well as resourcefulness. When we surround ourselves with the right people who can help, it’s the smartest and strongest thing one can do.

Knowing your strengths and weaknesses shows confidence. If you’re able to identify the things you’re lacking, but can ask for help to pick up that slack, it’s beneficial to everyone involved. At work, or at home - we all have things we’re good at and we all have things we could use some help with. Just ask for the help, stop second-guessing yourself and your strength because you can’t do it all on your own! No one needs that kind of aggravation.

Strength is Knowing You Need Help & Asking for It

I understand it may be difficult to let go of the belief that a request for assistance means you’re a weak woman who can’t handle her life. The truth is, asking for help often shows the people around you that you trust them and their abilities. Don’t hinder your growth as a person, a friend, a boss! Reach out, create those relationships by asking for help when you need it. Still can’t let that need to take on every responsibility on your own? I can help sort that mess out. Let’s get started today.

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