As a disabled person, getting help with stuff used to feel like I failed. Everyone else could have done that themselves. Surely I should have been able to do it too.
Over time, however, I've learned that it's OK to get help. And if I organise or problem solve it or contribute to it in some way, then yes. It is absolutely my achievement (alongside theirs).
Last month I hired a cleaner for my bathroom - after 6 months of not having one....and cleaning the bathroom about twice. (Yuk. I know. But that's the reality of being disabled and temporarily not having the cash for cleaners!) Now the bathroom is kept clean. It is marvelous. And it is my achievement because if I didn't hire them the cleaning wouldn't happen.
As it was, I bought some colour testers then made a decision. Then I bought all the supplies (online shopping is SO useful!). Then I hired some people to do the painting - and gave them all the instructions of what I wanted done, how to move some furniture that's a bit fragile etc.
So while it is of course an achievement for the painters, it is a big achievement for me. And I feel that happy sense of wellbeing of a job well done.
(Next job, find suitable second hand dresser, and someone with suitable vehicle to collect it...)