I’ve been avoiding a few things over the past few years
Mostly because they would be inconvenient or painful in some way
I am no different than anyone else in that I will avoid certain things or push them off
Making that phone call
Addressing that issue
Working on my mobility
Starting the project
The dilemma is that the problem doesn’t go away
It is just pushed to a further date
The old adage of “Pay me now or pay me later” is as certain as death and taxes
I’m not sure why we dive headlong into some endeavors and avoid others
Could be insecurities
Could be our threshold for pain at any given time
Could be laziness
Could be peer pressure
Could be ignorance
It doesn’t actually matter
We can’t and shouldn’t avoid the fights or struggles
That is more often than not the exact thing we should address
We have to get knocked down to develop the skills to get up
We have to go through the process to learn the lesson
We have to stop avoiding the things that create friction
They won’t last forever
They are rarely as bad as we imagine them to be
They will usually unlock a massive amount of mental space
What are you avoiding?
What would solving it get you?
How long would it take to get through?
How would you feel if you finally just did it?
Just like training, the bar won’t lift itself and the reps won’t do it themselves.
Get to it!