The first thing I want to talk about is the fact that you should never say “I’ll do it again” when something goes wrong. It’s just not a good idea, and it will always lead to regret. The next time you’re faced with something difficult, ask yourself if you would like to try doing this or similar things in the future. If your answer is yes, then go for it! But if your answer is no, then don’t continue on with what you were doing before.
Now that we’re clear on what not to do, I want to talk about a few things you should be doing when faced with challenges. If the situation is really bad and doesn’t have much of an option for recovery, it’s okay to walk away from the challenge– just make sure there are no other opportunities available before making this decision. For example, if your company has decided they can’t afford another employee right now but need someone ASAP then quitting might seem like the best idea; however, if this person was only going work part-time or as needed without benefits (so basically working freelance), then walking away probably isn’t necessary because you’ll still have some potential income coming in while looking for something else more long term. This might seem like a difficult choice and it’s okay to feel stuck– this is when you need to ask for help! Find someone who has been in your shoes, talk with them about what they did or are doing now that might be helpful for you.
I’m just a regular guy. I’ve never done anything too crazy in my life, but about a week ago I had an experience that’s been on my mind since it happened. The other day while at work, we were doing our usual tasks of replenishing inventory and cleaning up the store. My coworker was sweeping the floor when she saw something out of place on one of the shelves that made her jump back with fear. It turned out to be nothing more than some old packaging materials from another product that we no longer carry in stock, but for a moment it looked like there was someone hiding behind all those boxes!
I’m not the type of person who does things twice, I always try to do them right the first time. However, as I was checking out at a grocery store recently, I noticed that they had a new system for scanning items. The cashier scanned my produce and milk but then asked me to scan some other items myself. It seemed like it would be faster than waiting in line so I decided to give it a try. Luckily the barcode scanner worked great! So now instead of waiting in line for an extra minute or two every time I go shopping, I can just check myself out without any problems!
In addition to asking others for support, there are things we can do on our own before walking away from the challenge: – Look at how far along you’ve come so far and reflect back on all of your successes; – Check out some articles online about other people who have faced similar challenges (this could give us an idea of what will make sense given the situation); – Consider whether there is anyone else we’re working with right now who may be able to take over part of the work from us.
We’re never done with a challenge – we’ll always be learning and adapting to what’s coming our way in life, but the more skills we can build up and tools at our disposal before taking on something new, the better off we are. If you’ve ever felt stuck or frustrated by your recent experiences, I hope this article has given you some ideas about how to proceed!
we’ll always be learning and adapting to what’s coming our way in life, but the more skills we can build up and tools at our disposal before taking on something new, the better off we are. If you’ve ever felt stuck or frustrated by your recent experiences, I hope this article has given you some ideas about how to proceed!
This blog post is a response from an interviewee of an ongoing qualitative study exploring women’s identities as mothers-to-be. In it they reflect upon their own experience with pregnancy, discussing both their fears and anxieties throughout the process, as well as the positive aspects that came out of it for them.