Help Yourself Help Yourself

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There’s a BIG difference between asking for help and asking someone to do it for you.

Feel free to re-read the previous statement before continuing.

I have no problem helping someone, provided they have made an effort to help themselves first. That is the key. However,  I understand that you can’t escape the inevitable. Situations may arise when you just can’t complete the task alone. In that moment, you have to reach out to get the task accomplished.

On the flip side, there are folks who don’t even bother. They take a detour on the Highway of Initiative and just ask you to do it for them. No shame in their game whatsoever. To make it even worse, 80% of the time, whatever they’re asking you to do for them they could accomplish themselves.

If people took the time to help themselves first, just think of how many resources/time could be redirected to those who really need help.

Sadly, in a world of instant gratification, that’s asking for too much.

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