As company leaders and professionals, we frequently get into challenging situations that seem impossible to get out of. Like the two golfers in my stories, we occasionally run into unforeseen circumstances that may be the consequence of our own errors or just bad luck.
In both business and daily life, it occurs frequently. We have frequently come across circumstances where people—including ourselves—will feel overpowered and flustered by a circumstance. They might give up and quit “competing.” They frequently end up exploiting the circumstance as a justification for failing.
The risk is that if this occurs frequently, it will have a compounding impact that will have worse effects on the company and the individuals involved.
It’s incredibly simple to become bogged down in overanalyzing challenging (and perhaps appearing hopeless) situations. Here is my seven-step method:
No. 1: Whether due to our own fault or bad luck, bad things do happen. Quickly go past it. You might even chuckle at how ridiculous the situation is. Although it seems easy, it’s not. Don’t let the circumstances affect how you feel.
No. 2: Make a quick assessment of the circumstance to determine the best course of action. Put an end to questioning the validity of the choice. Being perfect is impossible.
No. 3: Ask for advice from reliable sources. Family and friends frequently provide encouragement and kindness in this regard. We require support and motivation in order to be brilliant.
No. 4: Make a choice after evaluating the circumstances and enlisting assistance. Quick decision-makers are intelligent people. That includes you! In reality, waiting can be the worst course of action, as we get caught up in our desire to avoid making a poor choice.
No. 5: Give your all. It’s more difficult than it seems. Once you’ve made a decision, stick to it firmly. You must demonstrate that you have if you want or need other people to support your choice.
No. 6: Use your talents and inventiveness. You have the talent, so take the risks.
No. 7: Proceed and acknowledge the outcomes. There will be errors made. The wrong choices are made. Even when you make mistakes, you will frequently be correct, and you will have made progress.
Like in golf, we frequently find our next “plays” stuck in a terrible situation. It might be the economy, the supply chain, the workforce, employee health issues, or the competitors. Sometimes a bloody nose will just suddenly appear out of nowhere when we least expect it.
You’re witty and tough. Quit overanalyzing. Get the assistance and encouragement you require to take quick action and grab the appropriate club or a box of tissues. Play on, be committed, and perform to the best of your abilities!