Answered By: Shawna Burtis Last Updated: Dec 02, 2020 Views: 54
It can be hard to reach out for help, even when we need it. Maybe asking for help strikes at our desire for independence, triggering fears of appearing incapable, lazy, or incompetent.
When I first started my journey at Walden, asking for help felt like admitting defeat, but my education was too important for me to allow fear, pride, my cultural background, or presupposed ideas to get in the way of progress. It was challenging to ask for help at first, but I’ve learned some things that have made it much more comfortable.
Peer Mentor Jody Nelson shares her tips for asking for help in this post on the Savvy Student Blog.