How I wish that we could choose our burdens. That’s wishful thinking I know, right, because it certainly isn’t so in real life. But if I were given the choice, I would ask the lighter and easy ones be given me first then bit by bit graduate to the hardest ones or most difficult. That way I would have grown or gained the necessary experience, strength, courage, expertise, understanding and wisdom to deal with the toughest ones when it comes.
Unfortunately that’s not the way the cookie crumbles. What happens is --without any fuss or ado the most difficult unmercifully hits you like a fierce bolt of lightning. And you stand there burned, seared and possibly blown up to bits and pieces with your guts scattered all over the floor. You won’t know what hit you ‘till you start shaking and this comes much later. Am I exaggerating? I must be lols… but neither do I want to see my brains spilled out on the floor like that. :-)
Ugly but alas that’s how it is. Nobody is ever prepared when the worst times come. Nor can anyone say to it… ‘Hey!, Come back another day, when I’m ready for you.’ You won’t have that precious time you may need to store up ammo sufficient to shoot it down to oblivion. No, you won’t get that… not today, tonight, nor tomorrow.
So what therefore does one do with that?
Just this...Deal with it right away. No if’s and but’s, you simply just dig in with everything you’ve got with a prayer that you’re doing it right. The problem is there, the lesson is there, the facts are there… except for the solution… and that’s what you’re hammering at with all of your might.
Don’t waste time wailing bout your sorry plight or state of affairs or lack of support. Some other guy must be having a much worse deal than yours, but I’m sure that he’s digging-in hard too just like you. And just like you, he is dealing with it right away and pursuing it with concerted effort and diligence. Way to go!
That’s what it’s all about, no special treatment but that you are asked to deal with what is most difficult now. No other way to go about it, but ‘just do it!’ That’s the Nike way and it does make sense.