I’m slowly learning a very important lesson. The more you share with people, the more successful you can be. If you share with people what you are struggling with, they may be able to offer solutions that have worked for them. If you are all of a sudden rocking life, you may as well share with people what has you on top of the world so they can join you up there.
The more open and honest we are, the better. That is not to say that you should share negative things for the sake of being “open and honest.” There is always a tactful and helping way to direct comments that could be negative. By building each other up and being supportive we can go far.
I used to be very bad at asking for help or telling people how I felt. My standard responses were “good,” “okay,” or “fine.” And while I still use those in quick conversations, I now have worked on sharing how I’m doing. By admitting that I am struggling I feel that my relationships are able to have a better bond.
Basically, I want to say thank you to the people who have been there for me recently. And I want to offer myself as a resource to people who need someone to listen, or offer advice. I’m not saying I have all the answers, and truthfully I don’t think anyone one person on this earth has all the answers. However I do think that the more we share the more success we will see.
Do you have trouble asking for help and/or advice? Or are you an open book?