I think we have all felt at times we are in over our head. Whether that’s with work, family, or an extreme combination of the two. The analogy is easy to understand and relate to; an inexperienced swimmer falls into water thats too deep. You feel like you can’t get up for air!
The common theme is that it is always about a specific situation. It is often short lived. I like Derek Siver’s blog post of a few years back best that says, ” Stay In over Your Head!”
Whatever you’re doing in your life right now, if it’s become a routine, it’s time to move on to something new and scary.
Abraham Maslow wrote, “Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth): Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.”
Whatever scares you, go do it.
As the Olympics are going on right now, do you think that just possibly a few Medal winners felt at the most stressful point of their events that they just might be in over their head!
Whether its a new job, a new project, family pressures or extreme time restraints you really only have two options:
1. Fake it until you make it!
2. Stick your tail between your legs and give up!
It’s your decision!