Don’t Fight It.

Kenny Loggings and Steve Perry sing the song, “Don’t Fight It”. Part of the lyrics say,

Don’t fight it
Don’t fight it
Don’t fight it’ll do your heart so good.

There was something that I had to do today that I had been dreading for about a week. It was inevitable and there was no way around it. It was going to happen and I had to ‘deal’ with it. I tried to tell myself that it would be fine – no need to worry about it, everything will be fine. But just as many of you have felt, you think one thing, but feel something else. No matter how hard I tried, I could not shake it.

Today came and I dealt with it. Not only did I deal with it, but it turned out VERY well. No one knew the trepidation that I was feeling, no one could tell my stomach was in knots. The true was that I could deal with it very effectively and I had no doubt I could do it. That cannot be entirely true if my stomach was in knots! There certainly was a disconnect.

Today was a valuable lesson. Hopefully I will look back the next time this happens and remember this day. I will remember how I aced it without any problems and then perhaps I will look forward to future encounters. I learned that I should not fight it (it’ll do my heart some good!). I should not get myself all worked up. I should accept it and ask myself, “How can I make this better?” as I am feeling the angst.

Have you experienced this? How did you handle it?

Be Well.

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  1. Marie on September 1, 2009 at 8:51 am

    This couldn’t have been timed better. I had to make a phone call that I was sure was going to be confrontational so I was putting it off. I made the call without an attitude. It was congenial and the other party agreed that it was an error on their part. Two weeks of worrying and one nightmare that could have been avoided if I hadn’t fought it.

  2. Paul on September 3, 2009 at 8:27 am


    Absolutely! It reminds me of 2 quote about Fear:

    “When you do the thing you fear, the fear will disappear.”

    – and –

    “What you fear is what you should do next.”

    I am not sure who said either quote (or even if it is just sound advice).

    Thanks for the comment.

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