A couple of months ago, I attended a seminar on Project Management. The trainer had been a project manager for years and started the class off talking about how his first project was a SIX-year project. It was also international and would effect many locations around the world. Crazy.
He had never done any project management work before being offered this job. When he was offered the position, the person said that he had one day to think about it. It was a sleepless night!
His wife knew that he was stressing, so she reminded him that he was a good learner. “Brian, you’ve always had a knack for figuring things out. You don’t have to know everything today that you’ll need to know in order to deliver the project. Why don’t you just take the job and then begin to learn away your stress.”
How Smart Is That!
When you really think about it, fear and stress are usually caused by not having all the facts. So all you have to do is systematically acquire the information needed in order to do something.
And the stress goes away.
You can do this for anything you’re facing. The Internet is at our disposal. We live in the Information Age! The key is to have a plan for your learning.
And then take action!