Asking for help shows strength, not weakness 

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By Dr Tom Brownlee

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I think we all suffer from putting tasks off. We might pick the low-hanging fruit and then procrastinate on the more complex tasks. That can wait until tomorrow… 

I’ve come to realise that often I put off the tasks which I might feel I’m ill-equipped to complete. I might not know how to do a certain element or am worried my effort will be poor. I doubt I’m alone in this. 

I’ve come to realise that when I feel like this, honesty is the best policy and I should ask for support. If it’s a new task it’s reasonable to assume we might not know exactly how to do it so support is a logical course of action. For a long time though I haven’t taken this approach. 

Having spent a few weeks now being honest with people in asking for support has been really freeing. So, if your procrastination is caused by fear of how to approach a problem then ask someone more experienced. It seems super simple but for me, it’s made a huge impact on my output.

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