Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.
If you want to succeed in life, you better have the power, energy, and skills to run your own life. If you need the help of others to make your own life go around, then you need to make some changes.
But, the fact that you are strong enough to stand alone, doesn’t mean that you should walk alone. A team of two is stronger than one person alone, and we are created to be team players. But, you should never build your life upon someone else, meaning that if that person should disappear, your entire life will fall apart. Two strong people working together make each other even stronger.
If you look at the quote above (the author is unknown), it is important to be able to stand on your own legs. But, if you need help, you need to be smart enough to understand that you actually need it. So many people try to be so strong that they never dare to ask for help. However, when they refuse to ask for help, they are dumb, not smart!
So, be strong and stand on your own legs. But, when help is needed, be smart enough to understand that you actually need help, and be brave enough to admit that you need help. Maybe you are afraid to look weak as you ask for help, but what is better… being a burnt out failure who didn’t ask for help, or reaching new levels with the help of others?