Mind: Argh... So many things I am not used to it. If I was in previous role, I am the man/ woman.
Mind: Others have no confidence in me to run a project. My performance is handicapped, and it may impact my career advancement.
Mind: There are so many uncertainties, I cannot see where the project is heading. Oh man.... I wish someone could tell me what to do expect next.
Despite of degree of the darkness, a small candle can dispel it away. Here are three small candles that may come in handy.
- Recall the initial intention - keep you focused on what you intent to achieve. When in doubt - ask: what I want to get out from this?
- Revisit Resume/ CV - most likely it is the key landed you on a new role. Read it again to regain self-confidence.
- Go back to Job Requirements - obvious gaps have surfaced and keep you from moving forward. Now is the perfect timing to identify them.
One thing to take home - struggles are necessary to have breakthrough. When you are in the darkness, remember use the three small candles stated above. The duration of struggle is highly depending on individuals. Such duration can be shorten when you:- Accept it - Face it - Breakthrough it.