I think, there are three ways to deal with a problem.
- Lean into it.
- Lean away from it.
- Run away.
Some people lean into a problem, especially a difficult one, by sitting with it, reveling in it, embracing it and breathing it in. The problem becomes part of you, at least until you solve it. You try one approach and then another, and when nothing works, you stick with it and work around it. What I mean is – you accept it, live with it, breathe it and whittle it until you achieve your goal.
Some people choose to lean away from the problems that nag them at home or at work. They avoid them, minimize them or criticize the cause. Put as little into it as possible and maybe it will go away.
And for some people, the problem is so nasty or overwhelming that you just run away.
What do you think, which is the best approach? The first one? And sometimes, quitting isn’t such a bad idea. The second approach, is the one that many of us end up with by default, and the one that’s least likely to pay off.