Seriously, if you don’t know something or understand something, ask for help!
I was in the YMCA gym this morning trying to put a simple Velcro cuff on my ankle so I could do some light rehab on my recently surgically repaired left leg. I put the cuff on, extended my leg and the cuff came undone. I did this multiple times…same result. It is a simple thing…probably a five year old could figure out how to make it so that it didn’t come undone. I see people use this cuff all the time.
But for whatever reason I had a mental problem solving block on putting this thing on! So I went and found Diane, the fitness center guru and she came over and showed me how to do it. Essentially there was about two ways you could try to put it on. The one that worked and the one that didn’t. But I kept trying the one that didn’t over and over…expecting a different result (I probably shouldn’t point this out but the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result:).
Diane showed me the other way…the correct way…and it was so easy a caveman could have done it…I guess thankfully this proves I’m not a caveman.
Anyway, I was not the least bit embarrassed. I learned a long time ago, that if you’re too proud to ask for help…then you are an idiot.
If you are too proud to ask for help you’re an idiot.
I’d much rather be thought of as possibly an idiot…than to be prideful and prove it:-)
I am the same way in a conversation…if you say something or use a word, that I don’t understand, I will stop you and say, I don’t understand…or I will say, I don’t know that word.
If I am lost, I will usually ask for directions…unless I am under no time constraints and I want to learn the back roads of an area.
Yes, you should try to figure stuff out on your own…its good for your mind, but never be too proud to ask for help…it is the smart thing to do.