Ask for Support
So this is a hard one for me as I am Ms Radical Self Reliance, the original Lone Ranger. But there are times when we just have to admit that we can’t do it all by ourselves any longer. And the crazy thing is, we often have friends that are just itching to help if we would just give them half a chance.
A great way to start if you are also afflicted by the Lone Ranger Syndrome is to make a list of the people that could provide support for you in different ways. For example, I have friends and colleagues I can call when I am feeling low and need an energy boost. I have other family and friends I can count on when I just need nurturing and comforting. Then there are the BS detectors who I can rely on for clarification and even confrontation. When my ego feels I little bruised I know who to turn to for acknowledgment. And then there are the friends, colleagues and communities that provide me with spiritual inspiration.
All of those people form part of my support network, and I contribute to theirs. We have a willingness to help each other meet our needs. I feel comfortable sharing with them specific ways they can help me, and they do the same with me.