Baby fish know how to swim moments after they come into the world.
Baby horses stand and walk within minutes of their birth.
What about human babies? What inherent super power are they born with? It seems like none, as all they can do is cry. If that’s the case, I ask you this, dear reader: What is crying, to a baby, other than asking for help? We’re born with the inherent ability to communicate our need for help.
Just like running horses and swimming fish, we already know the things that are most important to our survival.
Why is it so difficult as an adult? If you guessed “ego”, you’re correct!
Ego is what generates the shame response for needing help. Ego tells us we’re weak, and that we’re failures, and that we need to be carried by others. Remember, ego isn’t our friend. It’s easy to say, “you’re not the boss of me, ego, and I don’t have to listen to you!”, but it’s very difficult to accomplish. Why? Without training, we can’t tell the difference between our ego and our egoless thoughts.
Needing help is OK. Really. Fun fact: ¾ of my blog gets checked over by my wife, who is a fantastic copy editor. I want the blog to be good, and as a non-writing professional, I get the help I need from professionals who write.
No shame. No drama. No ego bullshit.
(See y’all tomorrow)