Don’t Know? Ask Someone
I have built a successful psychology practice by asking for advice. I need the wisdom of people who have been there. I can’t figure out all of it myself. I cultivate a large network of professionals, so I have knowledgeable people to ask when something comes up. (And I try to give good advice when consulted.) If you feel self-conscious about approaching your boss or colleague for help, remember that it’s better to appear interested than to fumble along on your own.
A college student with ADD/ADHD had a paper to do. After long hesitation, he decided to ask his professor to look over his draft, so he could incorporate any suggestions in the final version. This showed the professor that his student wants to do well.