When we’re involved with a task that’s getting the better of us what is the best way to proceed? For me, it’s a choice between reaching out for support or continuing to grow my frustrations. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. When I know it’s over my head and others have done it a million times before, I usually reach out for support, so I don’t waste my time. When it’s something I know something about, I like to climb over my fear and at least give it a go. I’m learning the most important first step is for me to view the task as a learning experience. There’s no reason for my fear and if I run into problems I’ll try and view them as an opportunity to extend my learning curve. When it ceases to be fun, I’ll take a break or ask for help. What I try to never do is send my worries and frustrations into the task. I learned long ago that’s the biggest mistake I can make.