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It Sounds Dumb

I looked at the empty journal and shook my head. How is this supposed to help? I can't create my own reality.

Not like this!

I mean I can build worlds, civilizations, races, religions, and even deities. But this is different. This is real life. I shrugged and picked up my pen. Whatever, might as well try it.

I wrote:

"Asking for help is not a sign of weakness."

I looked at the words and shook my head.

This Tome of Positive Affirmations, It sounds dumb.

See it's so dumb, the first line isn't even an affirmation. If anything, it's a quote. What do they know about weakness anyway?

"Asking for help is not a sign of weakness."

Not me! I don't ask for help. In fact I enjoy figuring thing out on my own! Anyway if I don't do it, how can I assume it was done the correct way?

Even if I had someone do it, I'd have to redo my way anyway.

What's even the point?!

"Asking for help is not a sign of weakness."

But I don't have time to do everything myself. I have found over and over again that the one who does everything has no time to do anything.

In fact, I'm spending all my time jumping between things that I have no time to actually hone a craft. I barely have time to maintain my craft! I have so many things stored up and backed up I don't have any more room to store and back.

"Asking for help is not a sign of weakness."

For me to be effective, for me to succeed, I need to start doing less to do more. I was simply stretched thin like butter over too much toast.

I was overwhelmed. I need to start asking for help.

I'm drowning in my own ego.

"Asking for help is not a sign of weakness."

I wept.

Not asking for help is the real sign of weakness. I needed help that day. I needed help long before, now, and long after today.

I'll keep needing help until the day I die. You see, you cannot succeed by yourself. It's hard to find a rich hermit.

How come after all these years role playing, I never figured this out?

How Blind Was I?

I was lost... but now I'm finding myself.
I was blind... but now I'm seeing.
I was weak... but now I'm growing.
I was broken... but now I'm healing

"Asking for help is not a sign of weakness."

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