It’s Not Always Going to Be Ok
I don’t know about you, but through my long career as a programmer and then as a team leader, it is certainly possible to feel exactly like this little girl– wondering what you should do next. You have multiple tasks that are vying for your attention, and you attend three more meetings that give you more assignments to do yet.
Whether it’s attempting to respond to an angry customer or others taking credit for the work you slaved over, we’ve all had instances where it just doesn’t seem like we can move through– and yet, those very times are the ones that are in our lives to test us to see what we’re made of.
This isn’t just my idea, as you can see from the Bible:
Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.The Holy Bible: Holman Christian standard version. (2009). (Jas 1:2–3). Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers.
Another famous quote that agrees with this is the adage, “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Those items in your life, the stress, seemingly crazy goals force you to prioritize, focus, and maybe reconsider what you’re doing.
It may be that you find that you want to find a different occupation, or that you need to be more creative in the one that you’re currently doing. You may have to delegate, or if you can’t do that, train a right-hand man that you can trust with the items on your list. It may be that you need to talk to your manager and have them understand your load.
It is definitely time to look for help, to calm yourself, and learn more about your abilities to handle stress and not let it get the best of you.
It’s not always going to be ok. Sometimes it’s going to be difficult if not downright impossible. So what are you going to do about it? Are you going to prepare in the good times and look to others when it gets tough, or are you going to panic and stress out because you thought it would always be sunshine and roses?
The choice is up to you.