It’s much easier to turn away than it is to stare straight ahead.
Facing what is in front of you is a difficult task. More often than not, our society and culture tells us, “Don’t worry about it, because it is probably someone else’s fault that you are in the position that you are in.” The truth–the reality–is that we are most likely to shirk the reality and responsibilities of life. Whether in our financial, physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual lives facing the realities that stare at us in the mirror are exactly that; a reflection of our choices.
There will always be outside circumstances that fling themselves into our lives, but we are not responsible for what comes our way that we can’t control. We are responsible, though, to react and not continue down the same path when the terrain has changed. It is our job to act; to face reality head on.
Herein lies the problem. When you and I face a problem or a situation which calls us to change our current way, we usually react in one of two ways:
We Face Reality Because it is an Easy Fix
This is the easy one. These are the problems that we find in our day-to-day lives that really don’t seem like a big deal. They are the type of problems that we engage because they are easy. We can make decisions because we feel confident that even if we make the wrong decision, it probably won’t do too much harm to re-change our decision if needed.
We Face Reality When We No Longer Have a Choice
This outcome is far more likely to happen to us than the former. Most of us don’t like confrontations. Definitely when we need to confront ourselves. We see this happen in businesses and individuals lives all the time. We try to not engage the problem(s) because it just seems too overwhelming and quite frankly, we just want it all to go away. The problem is, the longer we wait the fewer options we have, and usually the deeper we dig ourselves into a hole. For individuals and businesses, no matter the realm, facing the reality of a situation is that best thing we can do.
Facing reality is your best friend.
Choosing to engage your reality can be the difference between living a life of self-sabotage, and living a life of self-confidence. Too often we live the life of self-sabotage simply because it is an “easier” life. By the way:
Indecision is a decision.
A life of self-confidence, control, and engagement takes work. It takes decisions and habits. There is a constant battle inside of us all. Decide to engage. Decide to live life in reality. Reality is much better than an alternate world. In reality you can make a change, decide to become better, and face the mirror in the morning with a sense of purpose.