Seize the opportunities. Never say never! 别总说不可能,机会来了,就好好把握!

赖彩云 Jessy Lai Chai Yu—opportunities

Seize the opportunities. Never say never!

When opportunity comes knocking, do you say no immediately? Do you suffer in dilemma and not know what to do? Drawing the fine line between yes and no is a common problem that many working people have.
Many people are used to saying “no”, “I can’t do this”, “That’s impossible”.

When opportunities to shine land on their desks, they tend to just shy away and say no. If you are one of these people, let me show you another perspective: your bosses are giving you the task because they think you can do it. If even they are not worried about your capabilities, why should you worry?

That was my mantra when I was still working under other people’s supervision.

Of course, it is understandable that one feels uncomfortable when entering new territories. We would feel lost, afraid, and insecure.

I would not even try to lie and tell you that things would turn out to be fine as long as you believe in yourself. No. Troubles will come your way and sometimes you will have to manouvre storms that scares the life out of you.
I will, however, assure you that all of that is but temporary.

In fact, feeling afraid is a good thing!

It means you are stepping out of your comfot zone, expanding your horizons and improving as a person. It means you have a sense of responsibility and the intention to not fail.

Therefore, face your fears. Don’t run. Trust me, as long as you overcome your fears, you will realise that you have made the right decision.

Most importantly, realise that many things that you fear are mostly not worth fearing about. You are only nervous because you imagine certain new tasks to be beyong your ability, when they are actually not.

I have also realised that people fear when they subconsciously magnify their own weakness. They forget about their strengths, and how capable they are.

But think about this: the people who chose you saw your capabilities instead of weakness!

Stop being afraid. When lady luck comes knocking, be ready. Seize the opportunity to take on a challenge and shine. You can do it!

别总说不可能,机会来了,就好好把握!

对于来到跟前的机会,你会第一时间把握还是say no?在职场上,这是一个许多人都会面对的问题——要与不要。

有一些人的口头禅是Impossible,老板交代的重任,他们几乎都说“不可能”、“我做不到”、“我能力不足”,于是对于来到面前的机会,采取的是直接拒绝的态度。若你也是这样一个时常say no的人,我想给你另一个思考的方向:你的老板就是认为你有能力才给机会你,他都不担心了,你还有什么好担心的?

当我还是为人下属时,我就是用这种心态来说服自己,勇于接受任何挑战与任务!

我当然明白一个人要接触一个不怎么熟悉的领域时,内心总是会彷徨,担心自己无法胜任,害怕失败、害怕自己承受不起失败、害怕别人的眼光……

我不会告诉你,接触你不熟悉的领域时都是一帆风顺,反之,你会觉得棘手、不顺心,只要你跨过这一阶段,你一直所害怕的事,只是短暂存在,一段时间过去了,害怕就会完全消失!

况且,懂得害怕是一件好事!

何出此言?你会害怕,等同你正朝着你一个你从未想象过的地方迈进,就因为想转换,你才会害怕,而那些不害怕的人,绝对是因为待在舒适圈,因为安逸所以不曾害怕,也没有危机意识。

所以,请正视你的害怕,不要逃避。相信我,只要你克服害怕,你将会发现你的决定是对的。

最重要的是,许多所谓的害怕,都是自己吓自己之事,也就是俗称的“杯弓蛇影”,因为自己被自己想象的害怕给吓着,而放弃了可能会让你成功的机会,那不是很可惜吗?很多时候,你所害怕的事情根本就与现实是两回事,现实根本根本不如你想象那么可怕!

 

而我也发现,人们会害怕,是因为无限放大了自己的弱点,完全掩盖了自己的优点与自信,但你有没有想过,给机会你的人看中反而是你的优点,认为你的缺点是可以改善的!既然给机会你的人都敢赌一把,你还害怕什么?

机会来了,就好好把握,要常常告诉自己,就算我是失败了,但我已经赚到一个教训、一个经验还有一个更美好的将来!

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