For whatever reason, our lives are busier than ever and the pressure is likely greater than it has ever been to produce and succeed. Over time, patterns in our lives can develop that reaffirm and perpetuate the produce-and-succeed mentality. When working in the context of a group, the person who succumbs to the pressures of succeeding at virtually any cost often takes on far more responsibility than can be reasonably expected of any individual. But succeeding in such circumstances can lead that person to believe that that’s the only way to guarantee the success of the groups that person is a part of.
A related phenomenon of such circumstances is the appearance of leadership. When a group is given a task to complete and one person buys into the idea that success is dependent on that person’s doing the vast majority of the work, the task may very likely be completed—but at what cost? Placing undue value on the end-product, and not enough on the process of creating the end-product, has consequences, not least of all for the person who takes on that undue responsibility.
Pattern of Accepting Too Much Responsibility
If you are the kind of person who has learned to accept more responsibility for group tasks than you can be reasonably expected to take on, you may be in need of an adjustment to your perspectives on group work. Laurie Grengs can provide the kind of emotional, psychological, and intellectual guidance to help you manage the stress of taking on too much responsibility.
Chances are good that we have all been there at one time or another. It happens to college students frequently: a professor assigns a group project and you realize that you’re the only one taking the project seriously. In the end, you’ve done the vast majority of the work and everyone else in the group has gotten the same A that you received, despite the fact that you did all the work. You may be able to justify your approach to that group project in that instance, or even throughout college. But what happens if the pattern of doing most of the work in group settings becomes more permanent? How do you manage the stress that comes with expecting that you’ll do most if not all of the work? And how do you reconcile the possibility that you have learned to not trust others in group settings?
Laurie Grengs Can Help You Keep A Healthy Perspective
You owe it to yourself to make better sense of this, and Laurie Grengs can help you. Call 1-(877) 572-2326 to make an appointment with Laurie.