One. You can always find people willing to help you.
And, two. If those people don't happen to be the ones in your immediate company, you simply reach out to a bigger circle.
Let me give you my most recent example. Yesterday (as in, for today) I was asked to take a class in something that was a smidge out of my comfort zone. And, to be honest, I wasn't really sure where to start with planning a one-off lesson that was structured, syllabus-relevant and maybe even fun. So what'd I do?
I sent out a call for help.
And, thanks to the immediacy of social media and a professional group that I belong to on Facebook, within minutes I got my first reply and suggestions for fun lesson ideas. Soon, other teachers of that subject, from around the state, were giving me some great ideas and sending me resources. And, from that initial moment of Ahhhhhhhh - Brain Freeze! - within a couple of hours I felt organised and SO much better.
Sure, I know I probably could've got by, but 'getting by' wasn't exactly the outcome I was aiming at. I wanted to do better than that. I wanted it to be a great lesson so I asked for help. And, I got it in spades!
"It's plain smart to take responsibility for your learning and reach out for help."
Taking responsibility for ourselves is such an important concept, and an important skill that is going to put you streets ahead of others who are happy to blame, or whine, or make excuses for not doing their best.
For example ... what can you do if you don't understand something in class? Here's 7 places you can go to find the help you need.