Hello amazing beautiful wonderful people!! First and foremost how epic are you? Let me tell you for a minute. You have a soul full of light, you have a body that is capable and a mind that truly can be paradise as much as you want it to. For that I appreciate you. Especially for the creatives who trust their vision and create something out of nothing! Big up yourself!!
A few months ago, we went for a team building in an epic place in Rongai. By epic I mean I do not remember the name of the actual place. But yes it was an epic time. We did a bunch of team building activities but there is one that I wanted to share with you guys that really stuck with me. So it’s like story time with Jack2y! Wuuuuuuu!!!!!!
We were told to stand next to a hut that had the thatched roof and only one side of the wall. So then we were told to put out blindfolds on. (Blindfolds were passed around). Then the trainer said, “There is a rope tied around the poles of this hut. The end of the rope is when you lift your hand up and say ‘I need help’” Then he took us all to the start of the rope. Now on this rope, he had put some knots to confuse us. It was also passing below a park bench that was in the middle of this hut. On some knots he had even put tape over them. Clever trainer. But he was no match for us…..or so we thought.
So whenever someone felt that they had reached the end of the rope, they’d lift up their hand and say ‘I need help’, then the guy would come and ask, “Where is the end of the rope?” and the person would reply, “Here.” Then he would say “No.” Then he would go on to chant the instructions over and over. It took us a while to understand what he meant.
Finally I got it. I’m not bragging by the way, but when I finally understood the instructions I lifted my hand up and said, “I need help.” He came to me and asked, “Where is the end of the rope?” I replied, “I need help.”
I was taken off the line, the blindfold was taken off and the rest of the team was still looking for the end of the rope. But a few minutes later, they got it too and their blindfolds were taken off. Well as you can tell, the rope had no end. The end of the rope is when you lifted your hand up and said “I need help.” He went on to tell us the point to the exercise which I will of course add my flavour flav to it.
Working alone is wonderful. It pushes our boundaries and makes us better and stronger. But there is always a point where our perspective, experience, skills, knowledge and passion is just not enough to solve our problem. At this point we need to stop and ask for help from someone on the outside looking in. The other person may or may not help out but it is better than carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders on our own.
Now something that has been a problem for me is my pride. In my mind, I am an independent woman who can do everything by myself but in reality so many people have done above and beyond for me and in support of where I am. Taught me things I would have never learned on my own. Taken on projects that move me forward and sustain me so much better than I ever would have sustained myself. And to you I am forever grateful!!
We cannot do everything. We have so many people around us that can do the things we can’t do and can do them so much better than we can. Without asking for help and failing and asking again, how will we ever learn? The past few weeks I am seeing how much of an idiot I am. How much I don’t actually know. So I consciously listen and ask questions. It may feel like an attack when someone tells us that we are wrong. It feels like an attack on our character. In my mind I always go “You don’t know me” and that’s understandable.
But what if, what if. You know. Dear one, let’s just stop going in circles and lift our hand up and say “I need help!”
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Thanks for reading and I wish you nothing but positive vibes, love and light!!!!
P.S: Guys, just now as I was typing, my laptop is saying low battery and I’m just like, “Please I got this. Don’t tell me what to do!” Yup. Then it went off. I need help clearly! Until next time, Bye!