It’s remarkable really, how hard we work to stop others helping us.
Why is that?
Is it because the help is clearly rubbish? Is it because the help doesn’t actually apply to us? Is it because the time isn’t right?
Or is it that we’re comfortable where we are? Things aren’t so bad really. We can afford to wait.
Perhaps there’s a loss of face involved in accepting help.
Or is it the loss of control required to let someone in? I think that might be the big one.
Perhaps we’d rather be in control and failing than out of control and succeeding.
What do you think? Why do we resist help?
And what do you do to overcome the reticence?