Look for perspective

Look for perspective

Most work crises are overblown. It is important for those caught in the moment to search for perspective by asking themselves if it is a major problem or a problem that is quite fixable. 

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Start by counting to 100 by threes so you will have to think a little. It may momentarily distract you from the panic and you'll have a better chance to think clearly.

If you can cultivate the ability to stay calm and look for useful solutions, you will find yourself respected for it.
The ability to stay calm yourself makes others calmer.

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Every crisis presents opportunities for growth. Think how someone else you admire might handle the situation.

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Never ask “what if?”

The "what if" line of questioning induces panic and lets you focus on imagined situations that escalate the problem.

Focus on the facts and work on a solution.

Separate the facts from your assumptions. 

Separate yourself and your reactions from the negative emotions you may be feeling in the moment. 

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