How to overcome challenges at work?

Sep 27, 2018 | Ebru Yildirim
Challenges Ahead
In life, we encounter many challenges. Successful people handle problems with different approaches. Where others see the challenges as impenetrable barriers, successful people see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome for their growth. Their confidence is driven by the ability to let go of the negativity that holds them back. The ones who successfully overcome challenges at work follow their heart and allow their passion to be their guide.
Life doesn’t always work the way you want it to, but you have 24 hours in the day to design it the way you want it to be. Make your time count. Reflect on everything you could be grateful for and find the best solution available whenever you are facing a problem. If you are aware of your passion, dreams, goals, and your vision, you can make conscious choices that will allow you to take a huge leap forward on your path to success.
When the ‘saboteurs’, those who try to destroy the life foundation you have been building, come towards your way, set limits to distance yourself from their vicinity. Positive people help you unlock your full potential while negative ones drag you down with them. You’ll never reach the summit until you surround yourself with the right people in cloud nine. Challenges can be handled better with the right company, as you aim to help each other get back on your feet.
While it’s impossible to entirely ignore other people’s perception towards you, your accomplishment does not hold up to anyone else’s. Listen carefully to your inner knowing, to that alarming sound which reminds you of who truly you are. That way, whatever other people are thinking, your self-worth comes from within and nurtures from the inside out. No matter what their perceptions are, one thing is absolute—you’re not who they say you are.
Your success is driven by your mindset.

Fixed mindset

A “fixed mindset” tells us that we can’t change in any meaningful way, and success is an equally fixed standard; striving for success means being smart or skilled without putting up so much effort.

Growth mindset

On the other hand, a “growth mindset thrives on challenge and views failure as a springboard for stretching our existing abilities and unlocking our potential skills.
How you interpret challenges at work is your choice. It’s up to you whether to settle with a fixed mindset or cultivate a growth one.
As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach® (PCC, CPCC, ORSC, NLP), my approach to executive coaching aims to balance the 'being' and the 'doing' through deep-connection. With executive coaching, I aspire to improve your personal branding as your source of career growth by utilizing various assessment tools. In my transformational journey, overcoming challenges at work brought so much clarity to my being and actions.