133. Stopping Running From Problems

When I was younger, I was notorious for quitting things. If someone upset me, something seemed too hard, or if I was operating in the lazy spirit and didn't feel like doing something, I would just up and quit. It's astonishing the number of jobs I quit because of those things I just mentioned. I had no sense of fight, stamina, or work ethic. I had no sense of victory in my life either.

One of the hardest lessons I've had to learn is that the things I was quitting were things I was running away from. Conflict. Challenges. Critical thinking. Obstacles. The moment I decided to stop running and face every situation head-on through problem-solving, the second I realized the missing link to my lack of success. As a matter of fact, I understood the real reason why I had lack in the first place. 

It wasn't until I confronted the shady co-worker, studied and attended tutorials for the challenging course/assignment, asked for help when I needed it, or spoke up about something that I thought wasn't right that I saw changes in my life for the better.

Read these words carefully:

Whatever you run away from will eventually resurface in some other way. Your problems will continue to chase you and eat away at you until you stop, face your problem, and tackle it with an appropriate solution. 

Why is that so hard for us to do? Why do we, as humans, struggle with facing our challenges head on? Why do we choose our misery?

I want you to think about this. What are you running from? What are you quitting because it seems too hard or you want to avoid the conflict? I challenge you right here, right now, to drum up a solution and implement your plan this moment. The longer you wait and the faster you run, the quicker the problem will show up in the near future. 

Don't be haunted by your challenges. Overcome them. That means you need to stop running and face what's bothering you.