Anxiety affects 18% of the US population – about 40 million people. Many people experience worry and anxiety so often that they no longer recognize it. Everyone worries to some extent. Worry is okay when it opens up your mind to exploring new avenues of solution or when it causes you to drive on the right side of the road (for your protection). But it’s when worry moves into anxiety leading to a physical and emotional toll on you work performance and mood, that's when it’s time to take action.
"When conflict arises at work, be prepared to solve the problem with GIN." ~Karen Keller, Ph.D.
It’s how you choose to control your anger that makes the difference between a positive and negative outcome. Are you controlling yours?
Are you guilty of bending the rules just a little? Watch out for these long term pitfalls!
It’s important that you take the time to get to know what others in your industry or even company are doing in order to be better aware of the conditions around you and find success at work.
When it comes to problems, I firmly believe that the first step to solving them is to change them. Change your perspective, change the meaning, and change how you usually approach them. Solving a problem is about eliminating friction and pain. You risk interrupting how things are done. This is how you uncover the potential of resources at your disposal.
I know, I know. We’ve all heard the inspirational phrases saying, “Nothing is impossible” and I’ll tell you that some things are, in fact impossible purely because the scientific facts prevent them from being possible. Walking on the surface moon without a spacesuit is impossible. Time travel is also impossible. However, I’m sure that there are some brilliant minds trying to figure out how to make both of those impossibilities possible at this very moment.