Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 218

Depending on others isn't a #weakness. It's #wisdom. #QuoteADay #Day218 #edchat #edu #ASCDL2L

I’m not sure where, or how, the idea of relying on other people started to be seen as a weakness (or a negative).

To me, it doesn’t make any sense.

Is it because if we rely on others, then that might mean we can’t do things ourselves?  Or, is it more along the lines of the fact that we’re simply uncomfortable asking for help?

Whatever the reason, relying on others is a necessity, and should be considered a sign of strength and wisdom, and not one of weakness.

After all, no one person can do everything.  If we aren’t willing to let others take some of the burden off our shoulders, then how will we ever be able to stand tall enough to truly see what is going on?

Leaders and learners both need to reflect regularly.  And, to do that effectively, we need to be able to take the time to think clearly and deeply.

If we’re so inundated with action steps that we don’t have the time to think, then we can never reflect, and along those lines, never become as great as we’re capable of being.

Therefore, we need to rely on others, and be able to delegate to those who can do things just as well as us, if not better.

There is never anything wrong with admitting that we aren’t the best at everything.  But, there is something wrong with assuming that we are the “be all and end all.”  Everybody needs a little help sometimes.

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