Each day in December, I'm asking a juicy question to help you plan for a healthy, resilient 2014. The questions are in no particular order--just meant to provoke some thinking and get you moving in fresh directions. You can see previous questions here.
Although it's important to think of the gifts we need and want to give to the world, I think it's equally important for us to consider where we need to ask for things we need ourselves.
I've found that a big contributing factor to burnout of all kinds is our failure to fill our own wells by asking for what we need from other people.
Sometimes we don't ask because we have hero syndrome, thinking that we have to do everything ourselves. This is especially true of American culture, with its focus on individualism and the DIY approach to life.
Sometimes we don't ask because we're so focused on others that we lose sight of what we need to stay healthy, juicy and resilient. We've lost touch with our own inner guidance and need to re-connect to know where our wells have run dry.
Today's question asks us to think carefully about what it is we need to ask for in our lives. Where could we use help or guidance? Where do we need support that we haven't requested yet?
What are other things we need to ask for? A raise? Recognition? A new opportunity? A new friendship?
We can get out of balance with giving and sometimes we need to take a step back and look at where we need to ask for and receive in our lives.
Feel free to share your answers in comments or over on The Bamboo Project Facebook page. What do you need to ask for?
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