I saw this meme on social media the other day and died laughing. I laughed because several people instantly came to mind, who frequently empty the tank. Then I laughed some more because it translates to such a bigger issue, especially for me.
“It’s fine. I’ve got this.”
I say it all the time. To anyone on the outside, it’s obvious that things have gone awry. It’s obvious I need a hand, some guidance or direction. But because of my grit, my determination, and plain bull-headedness, most offers of help are met with, “It’s fine. I’ve got this.” Even when it’s as obvious as the image above, that things are clearly not fine.
But I’m learning.
I’m learning to step back, even just for a second, to assess the situation with a little better perspective. I’m learning to admit, even if only to myself, that I might need a lil’ help up in here. I’m learning to let go . . . a tiny little bit. And you know what?
It’s so freeing.
Sure, things aren’t exactly the way the would be if I did every little thing myself. Some of them turn out a whole lot better! And the unexpected surprise is the new connections that are made when I let go. When I open myself (read: humble myself) to help and support, I make deeper, stronger connections with others.
It fills my tank.
And it can do the same for you.
What’s going on in your world today that has you saying, “It’s fine. I’ve got this.”, when you know you could really use a hand? It’s not that you won’t make it without the help… I know you’ll make it, you’re not a quitter. But listen to the voice of someone who’s looking at that empty tank.
You may know your car, but it’s time for a fill.
Admit you need a hand today. And then let someone in.
You’ll go further with a full tank.
to more love,
P.S. I’ll go first. . . Our GNO’s are going so well that I need some help. If you’re interested in volunteering to get free registration, please give me a shout right here. See, that wasn’t too painful. (at least for you) 😉