It is impossible for any single person to know how to do everything, or know all the answers. Life is challenging. Each day brings its own obstacles. Some will be small – easy to get over. Some will be familiar to you. You will know the best path forward to overcome these kind of obstacles. Many days you will face situations when you need help from others. Do not be afraid to ask for their assistance. It may be as simple as asking for directions because you do not know where you are. At other times, you may face a daunting challenge and have no idea what to do. Ask people you know and trust for help in these type situations. It is a good thing to have friends who can help you, especially ones who know you well, and are willing to go the extra mile for you. Don’t forget to seek the Lord’s help. He can see paths that we cannot, or do not make sense to us.
It is worth noting that even the Lone Ranger did not ride alone – he had his friend Tonto with him. Having a team you can rely on is an asset. I experienced this recently during a Spartan race. I ran the race with a team. We worked our way through the course together. I found it extremely beneficial to have others around me for encouragement, support, and at times a helping hand. Some obstacles were easy for me while others proved more difficult. The same was true for each member of the team. I could have run the race alone, but I am really glad that I did not. I am convinced that we finished the course faster as a team, than if we had run separately.
Occasionally you may find yourself surrounded by strangers and need help. Don’t be afraid to ask for it. Most people are willing to lend a helping hand, or share a good idea. This situation has happened to me many times. When I was young, I was reluctant to seek help from others. I considered it a sign of weakness. Nowadays I am much more likely to get help from others, rather than waste precious time trying to figure it all out on my own. I know from my own experience that pride can get in the way, so don’t make that mistake. Instead – ask for help from others. You will need it.
Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be, one-hundred-percent and then some.
– Third Stanza of the US Army Ranger Creed