Friday, October 26, 2012

Some of the Best Advice I've Ever Received

My mom has this phrase that she uses all the time--they use it when things are confusing, when things are up in the air, when things are exciting but also maybe too exciting--and it is some of the best advice I've ever gotten:

Let it be hot.

Think about it like a hot, delicious coffee you are just dying to enjoy. You know it is too hot, the coffee itself knows it too hot, but you drink it anyway and you end up singeing your tongue and regretting that choice all day long. Instead, what you should do is just let it be hot.

In other words, let the situation be what it is for a while before you go rushing into changing it or dealing with it and end up with a burned tongue. Sometimes there are things that you just can't fix or alter so you just have to let them be for a while. It is an incredibly hard lesson to learn and one that I've been grappling with for a while, but I'm working on it day by day.

Just let the situation be hot. It'll cool down when it's time.

No comments:

Post a Comment