Don’t be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish. And if you’ve been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up? So what?
– Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Book 7 ¶ 7
This goes even further. Asking for help shows you care about your work, it shows you’re dedicated to doing the best job possible, and, best of all, it flatters the person you’re asking. If you’re asking for their help, they must be smart, wise, and experienced, right?
Your first instinct shouldn’t be to ask for help (that gets annoying, fast), but it shouldn’t be your last instinct either. When appropriate, no matter what situation you’re in, don’t hesitate to ask for help.