Sunday, August 14, 2005

This is going to hurt me more that it will you...

Gosh. What dreaded words they used to be. Remember them?

You did *something* that you shouldn't have done, and now it's time for the reckoning from mom or dad, or worse... from *grandmom.* (You know, mom and dad were *always* talking to us, but back in the OLD days, grandmom RULED. Sweet as the day was long, grandmom loved and pampered and spoiled but... man... mess up? and grandmom could sure "take care of bidness!" [sic] Umph.)

Now, once they said it, you knew there was nothing you could do to get away from it -- it was inevitable. You could run , but HA!... what a waste of time that was! (my grandmother could lasso you with a Weeping Willow switch -- which she made me go get, mind you -- with as much skill as any rodeo star I've ever seen) AND then when you got back, *IT* was probably worse than it would have been if you'd just gone ahead and handled it on the first go round. Then, when the reckoning is delivered, you KNOW they lied. It couldn't possibly have hurt them more than it did you! at least from your perspective at the time.

Every once in a while LIFE is like that. You are faced with a situation or an event, and you end up making a decision -- and despite discipline, and reasoning and rationales and perspectives, the decision remains a difficult one. And, although you feel it's the right decision, that doesn't mean it will feel all that great once you've acted on it. But act you must, and you say... "Wow... this is going to hurt me more than it will you..." And like the grandmom situation, you can run; and like the grandmom situation, when you get back to doing what needs to be done, it'll likely hurt more than it would have if you'd just gone ahead and handled it on the first go 'round, because *life's* Weeping Willow switch is even stronger than the ones my grandmom used to have.

So, if you've been sitting on a tough decision that you just haven't wanted to make, maybe you just need to go ahead and act on it. It might hurt, but if it's *that tough* to make, it's probably hurting already, and until you act on it, it will probably continue to hurt... forever. Will it hurt you more than it will them?" Maybe, and maybe not. But if you've done the best that you can do, did all the thinking and reasoning and evaluating that you can, and maybe even have done all the praying that you can, and the answer keeps coming up the same, then perhaps all that's left is for you to "do it."

It's just a thought ;-)

Have an awesome day.

"Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision. "
Oscar Levant

"Decision is a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it."
Gordon Graham