Purpose: To point out that the childish approach to life just creates stress and problems for adults
Children don’t think this way.
When you’re a child you grow up helpless, with things done for you and since most of us start off with an absolutely amazing set of lungs to express displeasure over any slight little discomfort.
Adults quickly learn after bringing home this little package from the hospital that when baby is not happy, nobody’s happy. So we start out in life with everything revolving around us, because we are totally selfish and impatient dictators. We want what we want and we want it now!
You only get away with this when you are young
The process of growing up and becoming an adult is realizing you have to fit in in the world and you have to get certain things done, whether you are in the mood to do them or not. The reason for this is that as an adult you are expected to do things for yourself. All your childhood helpers are gone and you are expected to function as a responsible, independent, person. The sooner you realize the following statement is true the better…
“There’s never a good time to do things you don’t want to do.”
Just do it!
Life is divided into things that need to be done, have to be done, and the things that you’d rather be doing. Eventually you realize that whether you want to do them or not doesn’t matter because they’ve got to get done. You realize that you can’t wait for inspiration to strike.
Your life becomes so much more free of stress if you just learn to bite the bullet and do the things that need to be done as quickly as possible. Then you can get them behind you and move on without the stress of those hanging over your head.
That’s the way you stay in control of your life
That’s the way you keep the stress to a minimum. When we’re young we don’t want to go to school, we don’t want to do our homework, and we don’t want to brush our teeth. As we get older we don’t want to have to go to work and earn a living. Parents don’t want to get up in the middle of the night and comfort a screaming infant but guess what? They do. By doing the things that need to be done as fast as possible you create more space in your life for the things for the things you want to do.
That’s life, that’s what adults do and the sooner you get clear on that the better.
Feedback: You know of any people who have never gotten clear on this issue?