This post contains some of the best accepting help quotes.
Accepting Help Quotes
1. “A generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment.” – Unknown
2. “Most survivors tend to be the care-giver rather than the care-receiver. We tend to be good at being spouses and parents, anticipating our loved ones needs, going the second mile when it came to self sacrifice. But seldom can we ask our loved ones to give to us. We fool ourselves into believing we don’t need much.” ― Beverly Engel
3. “We are not always aware of the help we may give by accepting aid, that in this way we may establish a foothold for contact.” – Finn Carling
4. “Just taking the time to put your mental health first, acknowledging that it deserves respect and care, and accepting help when you need it, can save your life. You are worth saving. And you are not alone.” – A.J. Mendez Brooks
5. “It is not giving up, it is accepting. And the light will enter. Always does.” – Kamal Ravikant
6. “When we accept the fact that we can’t do everything, we are more willing to ask for and accept help when we do anything.” – Simon Sinek
7. “You need other people, Madeline. There’s a great freedom in knowing that. And accepting that. And letting people in. Letting them help you.” – Blake Nelson
8. “Before I can accept someone’s help, I must accept their presence.” – Lawrence Fagg
9. “But then it occured to him that any progress he had made on his quest so far he had made by accepting the help that had been offered to him.” – Neil Gaiman
10. “Needing was so easy: it came naturally, like breathing. Being needed by someone else, though, that was the hard part. But as with giving help and accepting it, we had to do both to be made complete-like links overlapping to form a chain, or a lock finding the right key.” – Sarah Dessen
11. “Accepting help is its own kind of strength.” – Kiera Cass
12. “When we are not adept Receivers, we try to control everything through our own efforts. Not only is this counterproductive but such a strategy also does not take anything else or anybody’s desires into account.” – Amanda Owen
13. “Although it may seem counterintuitive, skilled Receivers have healthier boundaries than those who do not know how to receive. Because they have more data to work with, they set their boundaries appropriately based on that information, on what they know.” – Amanda Owen
14. “Just as a Giver doesn’t feel compelled to hand over everything that is requested, a Receiver doesn’t feel obliged to do, think or say anything that doesn’t feel comfortable.”– Amanda Owen
15. “Being an excellent Receiver does not rob you of using your good judgment, just as being a Giver doesn’t mean that you are unable to use common sense.”– Amanda Owen
16. “The more you receive, the more likely you will make appropriate choices. Conversely, people who don’t receive are often “flying blind,” making decisions without all of the relevant data.”– Amanda Owen
17. “An experienced Receiver does not fear being indebted to a Giver because the gate of giving and receiving swings both ways—receiving sometimes and giving at other times.”– Amanda Owen
18. “Your ability to receive something as simple as a compliment is significant. It signals loud and clear that you are ready to receive.”– Amanda Owen
19. “Life is constantly giving. But only Receivers notice it. So, if life gives to those who can receive, as soon as you receive, life gives. You will be absolutely amazed when you see how this actually happens. It feels miraculous.”– Amanda Owen
20. “Receiving takes practice. If you start with the smaller things, you will soon graduate to the bigger ones.”– Amanda Owen
21. “Receive the pleasure of living in a world where people compliment you, are kind to you and are considerate of you. Be genuinely appreciative. How great is it that people will do something for you, serve you in some way, give to you? Be excited by it! Celebrate it! Life’s abundance is everywhere. And the more you notice it, the more life gives.”– Amanda Owen
22. “Asking for and receiving help is a way to prime the pump of generosity.” – Jay Perry
23. “Sometimes asking for help also means you are helping yourself.” – Renuka Pitre
24. “I tried to groan, Help! Help! But the tone that came out was that of polite conversation.” – Samuel Beckett
25. “The best advice I can give to anyone going through a rough patch is to never be afraid to ask for help.” – Demi Lovato
26. “Life provides ample opportunity to test our mettle. When circumstances call for it, let’s give ourselves a break and ask for help.” – Gina Greenlee
27. “Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful.” – Ric Ocasek
28. “I think the hardest part to get to is that point of asking for help or reaching out to other people and being honest with yourself.” – Mary-Kate Olsen
29. “Being first to ask for help in a friendship takes courage and humility.” – Afton Rorvik
30. “Asking for other’s guidance helps you see what you may not be able to see. It’s always important to check your ego and ask for help.” – Ken Blanchard
31. “Asking for help is never a sign of weakness. It’s one of the bravest things you can do. And it can save your life.” – Lily Collins
32. “Regardless of what challenge you are facing…do what you can with what you have, and ask for help if needed. Most importantly, never surrender.” – Les Brown
33. “It may sound paradoxical, but strength comes from vulnerability. You have to ask the question to get the answer, even though asking the question means you didn’t know.” – Majid Kazmi
34. “The only mistake you can make is not asking for help.” – Sandeep Jauhar
35. “Never let your ego get in the way of asking for help when in desperate need. We have all been helped at a point in our lives.” – Edmond Mbiaka
36. “Take the risk to ask for whatever you need and want. If someone says no, you will not lose anything. If someone says yes, you have a lot to gain.” – Abhishek Ratna
37. “However, if you find you can’t help yourself, there’s no shame in asking others for help. Sometimes asking for help is just as heroic as giving it.” – Chris Colfer
38. “You can do anything but not everything.” – David Allen
How to Ask for and Accept Help?
Accepting help can sometimes be difficult for some people, but it is an important skill to have in order to live a fulfilling life.
Here are some steps you can take to learn how to accept help:
1. Recognize that it’s okay to ask for help: Understand that everyone needs help at some point in their lives, and that seeking assistance is not a sign of weakness. It takes courage to ask for help, and doing so can actually benefit you in the long run.
2. Identify the root cause of your fear of asking for help: Take some time to reflect on why you may be fearful of asking for help. Perhaps you have had negative experiences in the past or worry about being judged. Understanding the root cause of your fear can help you address it more effectively.
3. Identify your needs: The first step is to identify what you need help with, whether it’s something big or small. Be specific about what you need and what kind of help would be most useful.
4. Let go of pride: Accepting help doesn’t mean you’re weak or incapable. It simply means that you recognize that you need support and that you’re open to receiving it.
5. Start small: Begin by asking for help in situations where you feel comfortable and confident. This could be something as simple as asking a friend for a recommendation for a good restaurant or asking a colleague for clarification on a project.
6. Practice assertiveness: Assertiveness involves expressing your needs and wants in a clear and direct manner. Practice asserting yourself in everyday situations and gradually work up to asking for help when needed.
7. Focus on the benefits of asking for help: Remember that asking for help can bring many benefits, such as reducing stress, improving productivity, and strengthening relationships with others.
8. Be grateful: When someone offers to help you, express your gratitude and thank them. This will make them feel appreciated and valued, and it will also reinforce your willingness to accept help.
Asking for help is a normal part of life and can actually be a sign of strength.
By learning to accept help, you can improve your life and build stronger relationships with those around you.
- Portions of this article were adapted from the book The Power of Receiving, © 2010 by Amanda Owen. All rights reserved.
Hadiah is a counselor who is passionate about supporting individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Hadiah not only writes insightful articles on various mental health topics but also creates engaging and practical mental health worksheets.
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