Recently I was reminded of my need to work on having a healthier mindset. I was covering for a co-worker in a different room. My supervisor came to check in and told me should I need anything to give her a call. Fifteen minutes later, something came up. Instead of calling my supervisor for help as directed, I tried to manage the situation by myself. In the end, the situation ended in frustration.
After feeling quite aggravated, I went to the supervisor and she reminded me that I should have taken the empowered approach and called her for help. She said that I should not have had a victim mentality.
This is something I have worked on in the past, but this incident reminded me that I still have a long ways to go! Or, to say it in a more empowered way: This experience shone light on an area in which I am still growing and learning.
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We are always a work in progress, chipping away at our rough edges. But there is no reason to think that a victims mentality is present when you try something, do not succeed, get frustrated, and then ask for help. This is actually a true ingredient for any form of personal or professional growth. Keep chipping away and keep growing.
Yes. In this case, I just wish I had asked for help a bit sooner, since it was offered to me. I used to think asking for help was a sign of weakness, but we are not meant to be islands and I think understanding when to ask for help is a good quality for me to work on.
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