November 20, 2015

Hiding in the dark


You’re busy, they’re busy. Everybody’s busy. All the time. Every day.

So busy with so many things that it’s too easy to hide away from the difficult things.

To give yourself an excuse to … not schedule the challenging meeting, ignore the uncomfortable email, not deal with the productive bully … to evade the conflict that’s impossible to avoid.

Time rarely makes things easier. Every day or week or month makes the echoes louder and their consequences bigger. Every avoiding tactic is another spoonful of itching powder that irritates and irritates and irritates. In the end, things fall apart.

You can hide in the dark, but outside on its own, nothing gets better.

Skippy Strategy: Throw the door open, sit down with the issue, and work out what to do.