S:0061 Top 10 List: Ways to Know That You’re Working Or Trying Too Hard

1. The results are not showing up fast enough.

2. You’re suffering.

3. You spend more than 10 minutes on a problem without asking for help.

4. You’re justifying or rationalizing why things are taking so long.

5. You keep giving up, yet coming back to the project/problem.

6. You get angry.

7. You get frustrated.

8. You lose touch with yourself.

9. You start making poor decisions or use bad judgment.

10. You stop learning from the situation.


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