Asking for help is a powerful thing. It shows we are ready to go beyond ourselves. 

However, keeping it open-ended and expecting “any” help is shutting all doors for help.
Stuck in career? Do you want help with referrals or want mentorship?
Having a feud with parents? Do you need help with solving it or do you need help with how to figure out living on your own?
Feeling hopeless? Do you need hope or do you need someone just to listen to you?

When we are specific in seeking out for help, we make it easier for the other person to help us. And for ourselves to be helped.