Fortune Friday: “Do not hesitate to look for help, an extra hand should always be welcomed.

Let’s break this fortune down into its two parts.

Part 1: Do not hesitate to look for help.

Trying to succeed purely on your own is not only unnecessarily prideful, it’s downright foolish. Practically nothing in the history of the world was created in isolation. Everybody gets help somewhere, whether it be a shared idea, divine inspiration, or a helping hand. Big dreams are built by big groups.

Author and thought leader, Byron Katie says, “You can have anything you want in this world if you are willing to ask a thousand people.”

A thousand people. But nobody does that. They ask a few close friends or family members. Maybe even their social media circle or a couple of coworkers. And then they stop, not coming even close to a thousand requests. My mother always told me, “It never hurts to ask. The worst they can say is ‘No’.” Keep asking. And then ask some more.

Part 2: An extra hand should always be welcomed.

A local religious leader and neighbor of mine once remarked, “Never criticize a volunteer.” When someone offers you an extra hand—literally or figuratively—accept it graciously. It’s good for them and better for you.

To your good fortune!

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