Friday, January 8, 2010

Now and later

Some problems are better dealt with if you leave them alone for a little while.

Take for example, dog vomit. I have learned over the years that it is better to wait before trying to clean it up. Wipe the puke up immediately and it smears and stains. But once it has dried, the debris is so much easier to remove.

Personal issues can be like this too. Some things are best left alone for a bit. I am all for facing your issues and I don't like to run away from things, but often a little time and perspective are exactly what is needed to fix a situation. Like the dog barf, you have to acknowledge that it is there, and you can't leave it forever, but you have to give the problem some time before tackling it.

Of course there are always things that have to be dealt with immediately, like spilled milk. And the tricky part is figuring out which type of problem you are facing.

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