If I ever reach an unexpected place and I don’t know where to go, it’s okay to stop and ask for help. It’s good to try and figure things out by myself, but sometimes I need guidance from others. Getting directions from others takes me through avenues I may not have taken on my own.
One thing I know is that I do not know everything. It would be foolish to rely on my own understanding and strength.
I seek the counsel of older, wiser people and learn from their testimonies. My sisters, parents, pastors, and friends are all sources of knowledge. These trusted resources will guide me to my destination.
I learn from their examples and from their mistakes. Their stories inspire me and give me strength. Learning from the experiences of others is a skill that will save me a lot of heart ache. Life is too short to make the same mistakes someone else has already made.
As I go through life, I must remember that wrong turns are bound to happen. What I do after I take that turn is what counts. That is why I stop and ask for directions. I do not wander aimlessly and confused. I ask for guidance for all major crossroads in my life, and continue on my way.
I remind myself that it’s okay to ask for help. After all, others have so much knowledge to offer. I am courageous enough to admit when I am lost. It would be foolish to allow my pride to hold me back. My pride cannot be stronger than my will to find a way to great success.
- Do I try to do everything on my own or do I listen to the input of others?
- What is more important to me: my pride or my desire to succeed?
- What are some areas in my life where I could use the wisdom of another person?