Sunday, 3 May 2009

The "toilet Stoppages" Of Life

Have you ever experienced a toilet in your home being stopped up? If anything else goes into the toilet, flushing it will simply overflow a lot of messy stuff all over and require extensive cleanup. A stopped up toilet is something that simply cannot be ignored however. It requires action to avoid creating a worse problem. You can't just keep on using a stopped up toilet and not taking the time to get it unblocked. If you ignore the problem, the stink soon becomes quite repulsive. One way or another, you must stop what you're doing and unstop the toilet. How is this a metaphor in life?

There are times in life when you're making great progress on your goals, gaining momentum, developing direction and suddenly find a major blockage. There's nothing you can do but deal with it. No amount of complaining, crying, protesting, whining or ignoring the blockage will change the fact. You must stop what you are doing and deal with it. You could try ignoring it. You could pretend it's not blocked and keep using it. You could even leave it for someone else to fix...and live with the stink. If you want to solve the problem and get right back to making progress, you will have to take the actions that get your life unblocked.

When you come to a serious blockage in your life, how can you resolve it as quickly as possible?

1.) Decide that you will "just handle it". Don't leave it for someone else. Don't ignore the problem. Don't get angry or depressed and make things worse by going on and on about the problem. Decide that you will do what it takes to resolve the blockage in your life as quickly as you are able.

2.) Sometimes, the blockage might require thought or planning to resolve. Take the time needed, but don't stall. Just dealing with problems is the best way not to lose momentum.

3.) If you don't have the tools or experience, you may need to consult an expert to find out what you need to do to unblock the stoppage. Most times, you wouldn't want to pay a plumber to do something that would take you a few minutes to do yourself. Getting advice from someone experienced in dealing with the same sorts of blockage problems will build your confidence in dealing with it yourself.

4.) Frequently, the best way to deal with these kinds of issues is immediate response. If you let a blockage stop you, inertia will likely set in and your stopping might become prolonged or permanent. What can you do immediately to resolve the issue? Do you know what to do or is some research required? Do you need to get guidance or advice in how to proceed? Go get it.

Are you ready, willing and able to get right up and take action? Make the time to do it and go ahead. Do you have unresolved fears or questions as to effective action to be taken? Get guidance from someone who has solved the same problem in their own life.

5.) Whatever you do, don't ignore the problem. It is likely that doing so will only lead to a nasty mess on the floor, or a big stinking unresolved problem to be dealt with later. Make sure that you handle the problem as quickly as possible. Every life has unexpected "toilet stoppages" in it. Don't let it be an excuse to stop making progress. Don't choose to ignore it and end up with a stinking mess or overflowing sewage. Just deal with it!

By: Suzi Elton

Article Directory:

No comments:

Post a Comment