I came across this quote yesterday and wanted to share it. It says,
Asking for help has never been one of my strongest attributes. Frankly, in some instances, I'd rather risk failure than to ask someone to give me a hand. Obviously, my ego is in control here, but feelings and thoughts around inadequacy tend to rear its ugly head making it even more difficult to raise my hand for help. Also, who really wants to admit they don't know EVERYTHING.
This has been particularly true around my long distance training. When I wanted to get faster or lose those pesky 10 pounds, instead of seeking the help of experts, I'd try to figure it out on my own, using what I thought I knew, but never really making any progress. It left me even more frustrated with myself and ironically enough, the feelings of inadequacy were still very present.
Eventually, I became tired of failing and reached out to people who had more training and expertise than me to help me reach my goals and that would hold me accountable and motivate me to reach the finish line. The truth is, they were excited that I asked for help and didn't judge me for not having all the answers.
Sometimes resetting is asking for help.
I'll often hear women say they want to join Black Girls RUN!, but they need to lose weight before they join their local group or that they need to "get their lives together" before they commit to running.
Let's be honest. You're afraid. Afraid that you might have to confront feelings of inadequacy. Afraid that you might be judged. Afraid to ask for help.
But, let me assure you that there is nothing to be afraid of. We're just waiting for you to ask for help.
Ashley and I started Black Girls RUN! because we sincerely wanted to help. We wanted to help women reclaim their lives by living a healthy and active lifestyle. We wanted to help women understand their value and self-worth. We wanted to help women, just like you be GREAT!
Yes, sometimes you have to stand alone, but with Black Girls RUN!, there's no need! Turns out there are thousands of other women, just like us, that want to see the state of our community's health improve!
It's never a bad idea to ask for help when you need it!
So, what will it take for you to raise your hand for help? How can you reset and harness the courage and bravery that I know exists inside of you to take that first step to achieving your goals and intentions for 2017? And most importantly, how can the BGR! Nation and I help? Post below with your comments, questions and requests for help!