Confront your Problems
Every project manager has to face constant challenges
time and again. These obstacles can be in the form of people or situations. It
can be a difficult boss or a stubborn team member or in a lot of the cases, an
unyielding client who might give you a hard time during an ongoing project.
many cases, we are afraid to tackle the situation head-on, fearing that it might
damage our reputation or sour our relations. It can simply be the fact that our
hands are too full to confront these problems.
become a successful project manager, you need to be able to handle such ugly situations.
No one excels at their job until they pass this "trial by fire" with flying colors.
It happens so many times that the problem in itself is not big, but our fear and
inability makes it look gargantuan.
A great analogy would be to imagine
your mind as a container and the problems as water. If your container is small,
say the size of a mug, and a bucket full of water comes your way, what happens?
It would be a huge problem for you and you won't be able to deal with it. But
if a bucket of water comes your way and your container is a drum, it won't even
register as a problem with you.
Your next resolution as a project manager
should be to grow your "container" so that you are well equipped to confront your
problems without coming under pressure.