In the classroom, we sometimes cultivate learned helplessness in our learners if we don't encourage them to seek out and find answers for themselves. Instead, they can just wait until the teacher tells them how to do it. It breeds lazy learners. It also breeds learners with no resilience. Helpless.
Sometimes we are guilty of it in our professional learning as well. Much easier to ask an expert than to track down an answer for ourselves. But here's the thing. Experts aren't around all the time, and they usually cost money, so this is why you need to unlearn the habit of helplessness. Become a lifelong learner. That is why the internet is such a wonderful tool. You can seek out how to do just about anything. Go on, take that first step.
And in a shout out to my friend, Rick, here's a link that he sometimes sends to helpless learners...
Watch it, you will like it.