The past usually determines how we cope with our lives in the present. I believe the past is also responsible for holding us back and for us sitting on the fence, when we should be dealing with things.
Given our upbringing we’re not all equipped to deal with the bigger changes we have to deal with, therefore decisions will fail to materialise, discussions will fail to take place and stress will usually follow. Nothing will ever be accomplished, because the decisions we should be making will fail to gain any momentum.
From past experiences, the problem is that when no one makes a decision or talks about their issues, those issues will stagnate for a little while, but will never go away. Having lived and seen my family struggle, particularly in the last two years, I know how important it is not to sit on the fence, but to deal with issues as they are presented.
We will struggle more when we don’t. It’s important for us to communicate with each other. We need to be able to adapt into our life and circumstances instead of waiting for our life and circumstances to adapt to us.
Perhaps therefore, it’s time for us to look beyond the difficulties and beyond the issues so that we make decisions on the things we know we need to deal with.
Ultimately, we must see and be ready to deal with whatever life throws at us.