It’s human nature to avoid problems and situations that are unpleasant, boring, overwhelming or confrontational. Another reason for procrastination is we aren’t sure how to solve a particular problem.
Unresolved problems create stress, a lot of stress. And the longer the problem goes unresolved the bigger and more unmanageable the problem seems to become. It doesn’t take long before we become irritable, passive aggressive, withdrawn and feeling emotionally drained.
Are you sick-and-tired of being sick-and-tired? Are you willing to stop blaming someone else for what is holding you back? Are you willing to take action for the problems that are in your way?
If yes, read on. I’ll share with you Dale Carnegie’s fool-proof process.
ACTION ITEM: Grab something to write on. I’ll wait. Answers these questions:
1. What is stressing me NOW? Write down precisely what you are worrying about.
2. What can I do about it? Write down all options in detail.
3. What will you do about it? Analyze the options. What is the best one? Create an action plan. Establish a deadline. Create accountability measures. Review your plan every day.
4. Start immediately to carry out that decision.
“When once a decision is reached and execution is the order of the day… go into action! Don’t stop to reconsider. Don’t begin to hesitate, worry and retrace your steps. Don’t lose yourself in self-doubting.” William James.
Stuck? Reach out (click here) and we will talk through stressors, obstacles, options and develop action plans based on your individual style.
How your PI® training can help.
Most things that cause us stress involve people. PI® can help you solve these problems by understanding your own pattern and the pattern of the person(s) you are having difficulty with. The result will be a road-map for solving performance problems, communication issues, behavior concerns, etc.
In your yellow Personal Application Workbook you received during training there is a great exercise I pointed out on page 24-25 to help you understand your relationships and how you work with others. When we are able to understand what causes conflicts and how to deal with it, what motivates ourselves verses others, what work-style we each have, what our respective risk tolerance is and how we each communicate we are much more likely to create solutions that are highly effective and executable. PI® isn’t theory – it is real life application.
Reach out to me if you need help, Ask Cindy.