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Fear of asking for help begins as a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to be independent.
Independent does not mean “succeeding without help.” It’s referring to independent decision making, thinking for yourself.
It’s imperative to use that skill to seek guidance from more skilled people. You’ll never level up in a vacuum.
Let go of the story about the danger of reaching out.
Then reflect upon this miraculous capacity to look within yourself, with a curiosity that compels you to reach out to others.
This is the feeling of independent thinking within interdependent relationships.
That’s the balance you’re looking for.