I was reading some of my journal entries can came across this one:
Here’s the problem. I don’t like to ask for help. Unfortunately for me, this often creates frustration, wastes time, and makes me look foolish.
The only good solution involves owning my uninformed state and (1) find reliable references that might have the information I need. (There’s one that has all the answers to life’s questions I consult regularly.) When I don’t understand what is in the book or the situation is still unresolved, (2) listen to someone else with more knowledge and skills. More often than not, they will willingly share their knowledge and skills with me. (I know Someone Who Always Gives Good information to me.)
Unfortunately (and fortunately), I’m still learning this lesson.