One of my few abilities that has the least situational restriction on it is being in control of myself with respect to projects, work, etc. I feel like I plan well, know my options, and when it's crunch time, I'm ready. I'm usually prepared for most things thrown at me, and for those I am not prepared for, I know I have the tools to figure it out and come to a solution.
Recently, however, I was put in a situation where I had no control, no effect on the outcome, one that would impact me the most. Dealing with this has been ... a roller coaster. I'm forced to prepare for the worst while the worst/best scenario is still a month away and anything can change. I'm forced to trust that those capable of producing an end result have the same desire and drive to succeed in this task as I would.
Emotionally, I wear my heart on my sleeve and I revert back to puberty stage of mood swings; I'm angry at the lack of progress, understanding of the situation, frustrated at my lack of involvement. Hopeful that things will turn out OK. Concerned that things won't turn out OK.
Another quality I'd say I'm decent at is looking at situations objectively, and giving appropriate advice. As the saying goes however, it's always easier to give advice than to take your own. Or something like that. If that isn't a saying, quote me from here on out.
All that's left for me to do then is to look at this situation as if I'm in the third person, and figure out what to do. I know Ajay gives good advice, and I'd definitely like to hear what Ajay has to say.
- You know that you have to go into worst case scenario. Hoping otherwise would lead you to be less than fully prepared
- Regardless of the outcome, it will not be the end of the world. If it is a worst case? Lace 'em up, play some Swag Flu, and work your butt off
- Learn from this
- Be confident in your abilities
I guess it's time to execute.
'First had the booooosties, couldn't get it done ...'