Yank Off The Band Aid

Into every life comes a time when we have to do something we do not want to do. It’s unpleasant. It’s sad. It’s upsetting. It’s unpalatable. It’s painful. It’s hurtful. It’s confrontational. It’s difficult.

Pretending like the issue doesn’t exist only exacerbates the situation; procrastinating doing what you know you must is detrimental not only to the final outcome, but to your own self esteem and frame of mind. Think of walking around with butterflies in your stomach or feeling like you left the stove top on at home. An unsettled, worrying sense of doom washes over you until you just rip off the band aid.

I won’t say “put on your big girl pants and just do it,” because I’m a little tired of that expression. I will say take a deep breath, think about how good you will feel (eventually) once you get this dirty deed done and out of your way, be an adult and just do it.

This advice can be used at work, at home, with friends, family, supervisors, colleagues, even mere acquaintances. It requires some intestinal fortitude and courage. The harder something is to do, you might consider taking an extra bit of time, not to put it off, but to really think things through and make sure you know what the right decision is. Once you know, take the plunge and do it.

Not easy to do, but the eventual results are feeling proud of yourself for stepping up, breathing easier, knowing you did it, and letting go of all of that negativity.


About the author

I am a third generation printer, and a second generation owner of Curry Printing. Ink (pms 185!) must run through my veins! As a "working owner," I am at Curry every day, working in and on my business. The old adage is true...if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life!

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