Don't be afraid of changes at work, be afraid of yourself
Every time I go on winter sports, I have a mixed feeling. On the one hand it is wonderful in the snow and on the other hand I always get a little nervous. I just want to ski relaxed, but I'm also always afraid of falling. I was skiing once and then I got a little too close to the edge of the slope, where the abyss was.
I've had 100 ski lessons and I know how to slow down.
But when things get tense and you have to react quickly, I always choose the wrong technique.
That is, no technique. Just convulsively poke my sticks somewhere and hope it goes well.
I know how to do it, but under pressure things go wrong.
This is also the case with many people at work. You once taught yourself a way of dealing with situations that got tense. Situations that immediately put you into a stress reaction
For example, you had decided how you would deal with a difficult boss. Beforehand you thought: this boss is not going to drive me crazy. But the moment that person insults you, you must suppress the need not to tear the head off their torso.
Or maybe you feel really uncomfortable if you make a mistake, and worse, if someone else sees it. You know very well that you can look at yourself in a mild way. After all, everyone makes mistakes from time to time, but at that moment you probably feel very uncomfortable.
In these weird economic times, many people are afraid that they could lose their job, they get nervous about changes at work.
I say: don't be afraid of changes at work, be afraid of yourself.
Don't worry about a reorganization or anything like that. Worry about your behavior when you're under stress.
What is important is that you learn to recognize patterns. A coach can help you with that. This world just keeps spinning and there will be many more changes at work. Chances are you won't be able to stop those changes.
So I wouldn't focus on what's happening at work.
More importantly, focus on what will happen to you. And how do you deal with it.
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