What are your challenges

9 tips to help you master new challenges

For the modern working world applies: The employees are more and more often with new tasks and challenges faced. Be it because your company is restructuring its work processes. Or because it wants or has to open up new customer groups or market segments. Or because new technologies make it possible to solve certain tasks differently than before.

Correspondingly often - figuratively speaking - the "bosses" stand on the mat with their employees and say to them "Mr. Müller ..." or "Ms. Mayer, I would like you to take on the following task ...". The employees' first reaction is often: You panic. Because taking on new tasks or solving old tasks differently than before means for them:

They have to give up certain routines of thought and action that give them security and, so to speak, break new ground.

As a rule, however, the panic is unfounded. Because even the most difficult tasks can usually be solved if you approach them calmly and with a cool head - and with the necessary skills Self-confidence.

Unfortunately, employees often lack this. So here are nine tips on how you can approach difficult tasks in a more relaxed manner and master them with a high degree of probability - even if they initially seem unsolvable.

1. See what you've already achieved

Be aware of how many challenges you have already mastered in your life, for example:

  • completed an apprenticeship
  • asserts you in your job
  • Raised children
  • had a great relationship
  • Coping with diseases, etc.

There are more things in life to be proud of than you might think at first.

2. What did you learn?

Imagine how many things you have already learned in your life, for example walking, driving a car, using the PC, making friends, etc.

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3. Don't panic

When a new challenge comes up, remind yourself what you have already mastered and learned in your life, even though you initially thought "I can't do it!" That boosts yours confidencethat you may be able to master the new challenge.

4. What kind of solution do you need?

Analyze the conditions under which you might be able to master the new challenge. For example, if you had more time. Or if you had a supporter. Or when …?

5. Get help

Don't be afraid to admit to yourself and others: "I need support". For example, in the form of an expert who is at your side or someone who takes the pressure off you. Or in the form of certain tools and tools that make your work easier. Or in the form of encouragement - from friends, acquaintances or colleagues.

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6. Think step by step

Break down the "mammoth task" into many subtasks that need to be completed in order to achieve the great goal "...". Create one for yourself work scheduleuntil when you will complete which subtasks alone or with support.

7. Don't get discouraged

Don't throw in the grain if something doesn't work right away. Always remember: You didn't learn to drive a car, work with a PC and much more overnight.

8. Celebrate the partial successes

Treat yourself to something good or nice when you have completed a partial task or achieved a partial goal, for example a bar of fine chocolate or a visit to the cinema or a short break.

9. Be aware of changes

See learning and changing as an expression of life. Because anyone who is not ready and able to do this stagnates and is at some point, if not physically, then at least "mentally dead" - and neither an attractive employee nor a life partner.

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Sabine Prohaska is the owner of the training and consulting company seminar consult prohaska in Vienna and author of the books "Coaching in Practice" and "Successful in Training - Practical Handbook".