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Today’s Quote

April 2nd, 2010 · 5 Comments

“You can’t run away. You can only repeat what you don’t want to face.”

Richard Flint – From his morning minute video

We often have tough issues in out lives that we don’t want to face. Our logical side knows we need to deal with the issue, but our emotional side holds us back because it will be uncomfortable. But if we don’t face it today, we will repeat the uncomfortable emotions every day until the issue is resolved.

How do you know the most important thing you should do today?  It is often the very issue you want to avoid and procrastinate.  While the task we dread may not be important in and of itself, it is the energy drain it causes that makes it important. Dealing with tough issues immediately is a great habit to have.  Unless and until, you deal with them, they continue to be an energy drain. Don’t just do it today, make it the first thing you do. The rest of the day will be a piece of cake.

To your success,
Ned

Tags: Quotes · Success & Wealth Building

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Keith Davis (1 comments.) // Apr 3, 2010 at 5:42 am

    Hi Richard
    Great quote.
    Something we learn as we get older… face our responsibilities, face the unpleasant things in life, face our fears.

    Nice to see it summed up in 14 words.

    We can put things off but they don’t go away.
    .-= Keith Davis´s last blog ..A helping hand… =-.

  • 2 Mitch (12 comments.) // Apr 3, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    That’s an interesting premise, Ned; I’m going to have to think about it some. I know I’d say that the most difficult thing we have to do in a day is the thing we avoid, but I’m not so sure that difficult thing is always the most important.

    For instance, if I had to fire someone as a manager, that might be difficult. But if I had to make a decision that could cost someone their life or the company a lot of money, that could potentially be more important.

    Either way, I agree with just taking it head on and getting it out of the way as soon as you can.
    .-= Mitch´s last blog ..How Do You Work Projects? =-.

  • 3 Ned // Apr 3, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Keith,
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope you become a regular.

  • 4 Ned // Apr 3, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Hey Mitch,
    “the most difficult thing we have to do in a day is the thing we avoid,” Yes I’d agree there.

    I probably overstated my case. I have found that addressing the tough issues releases stress and allows me to be more productive on other things. While the task we dread may not be important in and of itself, it is the energy drain it causes that makes it important. Thanks Mitch, you got me thinking and I am going to add that to the post. – Ned

  • 5 Mitch (12 comments.) // Apr 4, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Ned, I can easily agree with the clarification. I have found, and tell others, that once they address that thing that’s troubling them that they’ll feel much better, no matter which way it goes.
    .-= Mitch´s last blog ..Is Your Blog Successful? My Version =-.

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