My Journal 40. Reaching Out

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Hi friends this is in relation to recent episodes of my life where i was venturing into books . I have no background or even basic knowledge about it being from a technical background , i just knew to write and am passionate about it and blog was best for me as i knew how to get a website running being from IT. I had my heart here but i wanted to reach an audience who would still value or want to read my work , and that’s when i decided to go for book publishing . We all here want ourselves to reach and that’s the reason social media is in great demand more than anything else now . It worked wonders letting people establish connection reach out to people with their backgrounds , interest or fields. But there is more than having a reach that is reaching out and reaching out to.

During this process i found myself so stuck with many terms , queries , doubts almost at the point of -1 not even 0 .I could not afford to spend on services or waste time researching which i knew nothing about or go the wrong way just to realize there was a better and easier way , also my knowledge was so minimal i don’t know any jargons that work in publishing and then those complexities of writing content from my own blog. Also i have responsibilities at personal front that too couldn’t be ignored in such times. The best way i went through this is reaching out , I reached out for help , queries , friends , support wherever possible. I asked people experts from their fields in well established roles , friend bloggers with every small query that i came up with , also they all were kind enough to help me , put up with my questions take out time from their busy schedules. Yes it may seem a bit selfish to have reached out for help as i needed , but that was not exactly . I reached out to my family to help me get through this they adjusted at many levels to make this possible for me , our timetables were disturbed , my kids were on their own , my husband took up the house for few days along with his work from home.

I have done this before too when in my studying years i struggled with certain subjects as i suddenly had jumped from a certain board of education system to another with a much higher level. I just could not adjust or fill in the gap i had , due to coming from a simpler board of education. I reached out, told teachers from my school , to teachers from our family friend circle , to classmates, you wont believe the guidance they gave me in that limited time and their dedicated efforts made a difference of lifetime for me. I believe myself in helping people from my field of my knowledge and i equally believe there are people who are genuinely ready to help you if you are ready to put efforts or taking up a task , at least to guide you or help you move further . Only that you need to reach out and ask for help , tell them and let them know you need their expertise and experience or knowledge .

I have since then decided to reach out to or reach for help . Next time you feel stuck with task at hand no matter how small or big reach out for help at the same time ,make yourself reachable for help to another .Don’t give up on it just because you cant find a way out or you alone cant make it . We all carry a part of experience and when we share and learn from others we grow . Learning for life and from others is the easiest and effective way and build really good environment in which humanity thrives. At the most someone will say no or show lack of interest , but don’t stop from reaching out to another or reaching for help. Yes not help alone is going to help you or get you through you will have to back it with your efforts and determination . We all have learnt something from someone and are going to share a part of us with someone . In todays world it is very necessary to reach out or be reachable to help others stand strong through such difficult times also make them known they always have someone to reach out to.

We all set our status to available , but it is equally necessary to make it to reachable to make our part in the process whatever way possible . Yes we do have our restrictions and limitations but we can do at least a bit to be able to be reachable. So I know now when in movies when they say , If you have a dream shout from the top of the mountain or when thy say, If you have a dream the entire universe will work to help you achieve it. I think its finally about reaching out to and reaching out for help.

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