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.