Embracing the Power of Community and Support

Power of Community

In our journey toward wellness and self-improvement, it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing we must go it alone. However, at WORTHY, we embrace a different philosophy: the power of community support. Understanding that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather an integral part of our growth, is crucial. It’s about realizing that success is rarely achieved in isolation.

The Challenge of Seeking Help:

It’s a common struggle to ask for assistance. A study in Psychological Science suggests that we often underestimate others’ willingness to help while overestimating the inconvenience it might cause them. This disconnect can make reaching out seem daunting. Yet, giving and receiving help is a core aspect of humanity and functional society.

Cultural Norms and Individualism:

Our reluctance to ask for help is often compounded by cultural norms. In individualistic societies like the US, self-reliance is highly valued, sometimes to our detriment. In contrast, more collectivist societies often see asking for help as a normal, integrated part of life.

The Benefits of Asking for Help:

Seeking support has numerous benefits. It fosters a sense of community and connection, vital for mental health and well-being. Research indicates that people generally view those who ask for help positively, seeing them as competent individuals. In the workplace and personal life, making specific, action-oriented, and realistic requests (SMART requests) can lead to more effective and satisfying outcomes.

Building a Supportive Community:

At WORTHY, we encourage building a culture where asking for and receiving help is normalized. Emotional closeness and a safe environment allow for open discussions about needs and challenges. By both offering and accepting support, we strengthen our bonds and enhance our capacity to care for ourselves and others.

Implementing Support in Everyday Life:

  • Start Small: Begin with manageable requests to build confidence in asking for help.
  • Be SMART: Make requests that are Specific, Meaningful, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Time-bound.
  • Create Safe Spaces: Foster environments in your personal and professional life where asking for help is encouraged and supported.
  • Reciprocate: Offer help to others and be open to receiving help yourself.


By embracing these principles, we not only enhance our own lives but also contribute positively to those around us. Remember, you’re not just committing to yourself; you’re joining a community committed to supporting each other every step of the way.

For more information on how to effectively ask for and offer help, you can explore these research articles:



Join us at WORTHY, where your journey to wellness means joining a community and the WORTHY Family.

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