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  • Tasha Schuh

The Importance of Asking for Help

I recorded this Vlog a while back, but this topic is very relevant and important if we are going to make it through difficult times along with living our lives to the fullest. I completely understand the challenges in this and why we as human beings struggle with asking for help. The fact is that we all want to be independent, we don’t want to be a burden on others and so we try to do everything ourselves. Where has that gotten us? Many people feel alone, our society is stressed out and it is literally killing us through disease, depression and suicide.

We need to remind ourselves that we cannot do this life alone… We need each other! This is actually why we created the PITCrew Movement. Imagine if the race car driver in NASCAR told his PITCrew that he didn’t need them on race day. Where would he end up? He would be in the middle of the racetrack with flat tires and an empty gas tank. The fans of this race car driver would be very upset because he would lose the race all because he wanted to do it himself. This would be ludicrous in the sport of NASCAR.

Yet, as human beings we do this every day and we wonder why we are not living lives full of joy. So here it starts today-We need to learn to be okay with asking others for help. With my level of injury, I’m forced to ask for help every day… Multiple times! It’s a part of my day, my life, and my relationships. I’ve come to this realization over the years that it’s okay to ask for help. By doing so, it makes others feel important, needed, and purposeful! You are actually helping others by asking for their help. Actually, we should get use to asking others for help. This should be a common and normal part of our daily lives… We should not dread it, fear it, or find it hard to do. (However, please pay close attention to the three disclaimers that I mention in this video to make sure that this is done in a healthy way.) The sooner we realize that we are helping others and blessing others by asking them for help, the sooner more people will be living healthy lives… You included!

If you or someone you know is in need of help contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


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