Ask for help/Support
I know it’s hard for some of us to reach out for help. I know from experience. But just like you, I thought asking for help meant I was weak or I just didn’t want anyone else knowing what was going on. I was afraid what they would say, judge me or think I fell off my rocker (went crazy).
Asking for help does not mean you are weak. It takes strength to ask for help. Getting a little help is a very smart thing to do. No one person gets what they want by not asking for help. You are too smart to struggle alone and waste your time. Generally when we reach out to a friend/colleague, they are more than willing to lend a hand or be that sounding board you have been missing.
I suggest that you put your fear away and just ask for help. Reach out to your dearest friend/colleague. You know the one, the friend that is always honest with you. You need honesty to keep you on track. They may be a little tough, but they are also the ones that cheer the loudest. If that works out for you then start asking your colleagues and other friends to join you. The more support you have the more motivated you are.
Your friends/colleagues are smart people too. They know who you are and want to be there for you. They can be a great support group. Allow them to help you.
Friends/colleagues are a great support system. They can help you stay focused, let you know if your ‘slip is showing’ (have your back), hold your hand when things get tough and they are great cheer leaders. They will cheer you on no matter what. Your friends want to see you succeed.
When asking for help, please be sure to have an open mind. Your friend/colleague is going to have a different perspective on things. This can be very helpful when you are stuck. They may not always have the answer but they sure can help you to stay on track, cheer you on and offer a new look at things.
Having someone in your corner rooting for you is very motivating. It makes you want to stay on track, try new things because you love the support you are receiving. It makes us feel good and feeling good is always a motivator.
Every time you feel your motivation leaving you, go talk to your friend/colleague as soon as you can. They will help you get back on track, give you positive feedback that will help keep you motivated.