This last week has been yet another “AHA” moment as Oprah would say. One of my associate Passion Test Facilitator’s reached out to ask for a miracle for her daughter. Celeste is 14 years old and losing her battle with Pineoblastoma – a rare form of brain tumor.
On January 15, her mother posted on Facebook Celeste’s wish list which included meeting Robin Williams, Celine Dion, the cast of Dr. Who and Anne Hathaway. Well can you believe this? She has Skyped with Robin Williams and spoken with Celine Dion and David Tennant from the cast of Dr. Who. And just yesterday, Anne Hathaway Skyped with her for 40 minutes and promised to continue as they are now friends.
This is all because her mother ASKED for help and through the power of love and social media, her wishes are coming true.
What an inspiration!
- How many of us are afraid to ask for help?
- How many of us consider it a sign of weakness?
- Does our ‘ego” get in the way?
- Are we concerned about what other people think?
- Maybe you’re just shy!
I too was one of those people; strong, determined, focused with that “I can do it myself” attitude until the last couple of years. The most recent of 4 hip surgeries has me pretty well housebound except for the daily trips for medical attention. And yes I do ask for help. I’m ok with “No” for an answer too. I don’t take it personally.
Guess what! People love to contribute. It gives them a sense of satisfaction, a feeling of fulfillment that one can only achieve by positive human interaction. This doesn’t apply just in your personal life. Take this a step further. Who do you spend most of your day with? Yes; It’s your business associates. Bottom line – give it a chance. Allow yourself to become vulnerable. Ask for help both at home and at work!