You know how little kids love to play peek-a-boo? They fully believe that what they can’t see really isn’t there. And then they are so surprised when we part our fingers and suddenly burst into their awareness!
I’ve known people who’ve carried this concept into their adult lives. While they may understand that if something is blocked from view it still exists, they continue to believe that if they don’t deal with something, it will just “disappear” from their lives.
Think how much easier life would be if that were a universal truth…
Life has a way of continually presenting us with a lesson we need to learn – again and again – until we finally get it. Ignoring the lesson or hoping that it will go away only prolongs the education, and perhaps the pain.
Oh, and we don’t have to do this alone. There are lots of mechanisms out there to help us through the learning: friends, coaches, counselors…you get the idea.
So we have a choice: deal with it now, or play whack-a-mole with the lesson.
learnin’ my lessons as they come,!
Now it’s your turn:
What situation keeps popping up for you in various ways? What is life trying to teach you? What would help you deal with this, once and for all? Name the 1st step you will take and find someone to hold you accountable for doing it.