So often as professionals we don’t want to ask for help in any area because we’re afraid of being rejected; or looking stupid; or being ‘found out’. The interesting thing though is how different reality is from our internal fears.
Asking can be daunting. Fortunately reassurance is at hand—and from an unlikely source.
If you are the kind of person who views asking as a risky business—one laced with the fear of rejection, embarrassment and a bruised ego—then here are three reasons why you might want to think again, each informed from scientific studies.
That quote is from an article titled “Three Reasons Why You Should Probably Ask” – a very interesting article about the science behind why you should ask for something.
The bit I found especially interesting was how adding six simple words can really increase your chances of having your request accepted.
I’d be really interested to see what you think – let me know in the comments what your experience has been like in this area!
By the way, could I ask a favour – if you like this article would you mind sharing it with your networks?