Our biggest problems are big for a reason. They include baggage, challenges, surprises, resistance, and blocks that feel stronger than we are. Our biggest problems can seem tough and even insurmountable. We work our way around them as long as we can because bumping into them causes us so much discomfort.
The problem with big problems is that they don't go away on their own, they get bigger.
A problem ignored tends to grow increasingly faster.
Not only is that big problem getting bigger, but it's getting bigger at a faster rate and with more deeply rooted tentacles that create additional problems.
We owe it to ourselves to tackle those big problems now. Roll up our sleeves, check our egos at the door, do whatever it takes but work on them now.
Because if you don't like that problem now, how much will you like it when it's at least twice as big?
-- Doug Smith
Front Range Leadership: Training Supervisors for Success
doug smith training: how to achieve your goals