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Fear of the Damocles sword
Perhaps this sword of Damocles even spares you all the study or the whole work? Because you can not find access to this abhorrent topic or because you simply can not overcome the theme of finally ending the project with a straight line.
You may even be afraid of this task? Or, you are even convinced: "I can never do that!" Or you think: "The subject, the topic is simply not me!"
Ruminating alone does not help
Probably you have often pondered about this problem? Maybe you had set yourself, now finally this or that undertake, around…. And then somehow everything stayed the same. If you are familiar with this scenario or parts of it, then you should read this article.
In situations like these, we usually try in vain to call ourselves to reason. Or we avoid - although the time may already be pressing - deftly everything that has something to do with the subject.
5 steps to success
Then the following "Startup Guide for awkward tasks" can help. It helps you to view and analyze the topic, your project from five different angles.
After that, the situation looks different for you and the upcoming task suddenly much easier and quite feasible.
Step 1: Ask for the "Why?"
- WHY? Ask yourself the question: Why do I have to do this?
- Or. ask yourself the question: Do I have to do it myself?
There are situations where it is possible to delegate tasks, such as a tax return for example.
Way with fixed ideas
Or even push them all the way up, like the elaborate fitting of a Feng Shui-faced garden pond in your backyard. Or the fixed idea of having to put the traineeship at a Fortune Global 500 company, ie at a company that is one of the 500's top-selling companies in the world.
However, if you are studying in a specific subject, you usually have no other choice. Because you have to go through. Mostly. This is not always true.
As chairman of our audit committee, I have often wondered why students, who had fallen through the examination in an elective subject, then put their entire study at risk by logbernd for the re-examination.
As an alternative, it would have been quite possible to unsubscribe at the request from the subject, which they had determined, as they had not hoped, and to reassign another option.
Make a thorough decision
But you do not have that freedom for compulsory subjects. This is precisely the question that is relevant:
- "Why do I want to pass this subject which belongs to this study necessarily?"
- Or: Why is it important for me to graduate in exactly this subject? What do I hope to get this degree from? "
We always have the choice
Be aware that it was your own free decision and is still studying this subject at this university. And since studies always involve years of learning and work, I assume that you have a good reason for this choice.
It makes sense in difficult times that you are aware of this original overriding, self-chosen goal. You may also be asking the lecturer or fellow student what this difficult subject is important in the professional field you are looking for.
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