Ask For Help Early

15 Dec


There are a lot of life lessons to learn from working in a commercial kitchen.

One of them is how to avoid getting “in the weeds” — both in the kitchen and in real life.

“In the weeds” pretty much means you are buried and going down fast.  You are drowning, losing it, and about to spin out of control.  However you want to say t, you want to avoid the weeds.

One of the best ways to stay out of the weeds is to ASK FOR HELP EARLY — before you are buried and overwhelmed (and screwed).

It took me a surprisingly long time to learn this lesson — mostly because I am stubborn and prideful.

You see, I can feel “the weeds” coming… you sense it, you feel it, and you hope that you can beat it yourself and avoid looking weak by calling for back-up and help.  None of us like to look weak or admit we need help — but doing so if often the only way to avoid going down.  And that is true in the kitchen and in life.

I’m learning that when I feel the weeds creeping up around me in life, ASK FOR HELP EARLY.

1 Comment

Posted by on December 15, 2010 in Uncategorized


One response to “Ask For Help Early

  1. Bruce

    December 15, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    This is very wise…. Matt 5:3 " Blessed are the poor in spirit, (the one that knows that they are spiritually bankrupt), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven….The wise man sees trouble coming and makes amends, the fool continues and is …. buried.Ohhh… the humility to ask for help…. grant us greater eyes to see our true need and a heart to ask for Your help and the help of our brethren.We need each other more than we think……Good word!



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