Frustration is an emotion that develops when we are blocked from reaching a goal that we desired. As humans, when we achieve a specific goal, we feel pleased. On the other hand, when we are prevented from achieving this goal, we feel frustrated and annoyed.
Getting what you want isn’t embedded in intricacy. Instead, it’s embedded in a rudimentary understanding of these 2 keys.
Stop relying on other people to tell you what to do
How many times have you wanted to do something, but hesitated due to fear of others opinion or potential reactions? At times, I’ve been shy about publishing articles, sending emails, and making phone calls all because of potential scenarios in my head.
This is why it’s essential to not place anyone’s opinion of you higher than yourself. To start putting yourself out there, pretend it’s election day and realize that we all get one vote. Therefore, peoples opinion isn’t worth any more than yours when it comes to doing whatever it is that you want to do.
Don’t get comfortable in your own reality.
You want to expand your network, but you’d rather swallow nails than make small talk with strangers. Speaking up in meetings would further your reputation at work, but you’re afraid of saying the wrong thing. Situations like these — ones that are important professionally, but personally terrifying — are, unfortunately, ubiquitous. An easy response to these situations is avoidance. Who wants to feel anxious when you don’t have to?
But the problem, of course, is that these tasks aren’t just unpleasant; they’re also necessary. As we grow and learn in our jobs and in our careers, we’re constantly faced with situations where we need to adapt our behavior. It’s simply a reality of the world we work in today. And without the skill and courage to take the leap, we can miss out on important opportunities for advancement. How can we as professionals stop building our lives around avoiding these unpleasant, but professionally beneficial, tasks?
In the end, even though we might feel helpless in situations outside our comfort zone, we have more power than we think. So, give it a go. Be honest with yourself, make the behavior your own, and take the Leap.
@MarkPavelich CEO TheMarkConsulting.com
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