Are You Avoiding Something Difficult?


buffaloI’m reading the book “Take the Stairs” by Rory Vaden (click the image below for more).  Rory tells a story that has really helped me in dealing with difficult decisions and conversations.   He says that in Colorado – where he lives – they have both cows and buffalo.  When a storm rears it’s dark-cloudy head over the Rocky Mountains, the cow sees it and tries to run away.  The problem is that the storm soon overtakes the cow.  Since it is running in the same direction as the storm, the cow’s pain is extended as the storm literally hovers over it as it tries to avoid the suffering.

The buffalo sees the same storm.  However, instead of trying to avoid it like the cow, the buffalo turns toward the storm, lowers its head and runs straight at it.  In doing so, he engages the difficulty, plows through the pain and emerges out on the other side thereby decreasing the time spent suffering.

From what storm are you trying to run?  What hard conversation have you been putting off?  What tough decision have you been delaying?

Be a buffalo.  Put your head down and plow through it.  You’ll be glad you did!

Peace!

 signature

Advertisements

What do YOU think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s