September Powerful Words – SELF RELIANCE – Week 3

This week, we’re talking about when we should try again, ask for help, or quit altogether. If it’s within our abilities, we want to encourage others to do things on their own. As Sidney J Phil once said; “Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm.” However, there comes a point when asking for help is the best course of action. How do we help others to realize when this might be? And, if we go to the full extreme, is there a time when quitting is indeed the answer, or is quitting never an option? Why or why not? This week, your Powerful Thought Assignment is to think through how you would respond to a student or colleague who is frustrated about lack of success even though s/he is putting in consistent effort. What would you encourage him/her to do?