Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Doing What Has to be Done

Technique Tuesday

Sometimes the only way to get something done is to do it.

Perhaps that sounds a big glib, but I've been surprised at how often I've watched people try to deal with their problems by hoping they'll go away or wishing that someone else would solve them. In other words, they do everything in their power to avoid doing what's in their power to do about the problem.

Lately I've heard people say you have to, "cowboy up," or, "pull up your big boy pants," and do what has to be done.

It's a surprisingly difficult technique to master because of the constant, overwhelming temptation to give up.

Of course, I'm not arguing for pigheadedness or ignorantly plowing ahead. I'm simply saying that sometimes the best solution to a problem is to stop worrying, roll up your sleeves, and get to work.

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