The Consequences of Delay (2)
As I was talking with one of my clients on the phone a while back we spoke about how waiting could cost her the marriage she desperately wanted to save. Our conversation went like this "I'm waiting for the right time to tell my husband we need counseling for our marriage." She never wanted to disrupt his routine or cause him problems in their marriage. He was demanding, disrespectful to her and their children...yet she felt that there would be a perfect time to suggest that they get marriage counseling. Well, I'm here to tell you she never found that perfect time to tell him that they needed marriage counseling. The wait for the perfect time never panned out for her and today they are divorced. If she would have acted immediately when she felt the need for counseling/coaching possibly her marriage could been saved. Who knows, but I can say that she would have felt better at least knowing she tried when she felt the urge to get help.
The consequences of delay can harm you in many ways. Confront it now and don't wait for the perfect time, don't think that the problem will resolve itself and go away. It's better to be in control when confronting a problem before it gets out of control. Here are my tips for dealing with the consequences of delay.
- When you notice that you're starting to put off a task that needs to be done today..stop thinking that way..get it done today. Don't put it off.
- If you have relationship issues, get help immediately..at least call for yourself. There is no perfect time, get help now!
- If you feel that your health is a concern, go to the doctor now! The delay can cost you your life.
- If you feel the need to make things right with someone, go to that person and talk with them with a humble heart.
- If you feel someone needs a helping hand, physically or financially go help them. You may be their only hope.
For many people time is of the essence, your delay can cost others some great pain that they might not unnecessarily need to go through. If you know of a family struggling with needing food, go help. If you know of someone who is alone and needs your company and encouragement go talk with them. Be giving of your time.
You can help intercede for some folks who can't help themselves with the consequences of delay. If you see a need that you can provide for someone then feel free to help them. Many in our lives may need our help in solving their problems. Can you be that person who can help them avoid the consequences of delay? If you can reach out and help them.
In closing I just want to say that you are pretty much in control of what happens to you during your lifetime. You pick and chose the path you walk and will suffer the consequences with the choices you make. Many seek help from our creator during our lifetime for conflicts, heartaches, or just a friend to talk to. Use common sense in your delays if you don't you could be headed in for some trouble.
Do you need help in finding out what causes you to delay issues in your life? Are you afraid of the consequences of delay? Do you need help in how to stop delaying problems that you face? If you answered yes to any of these questions Dr. Mike can help you solve some of these problems.
Dr. Michael Brooks is the founder of Applicable Life Coaching and Counseling Services. His services are affordable, accessible, anonymous and available by appointment from the privacy of your own home. To avoid travel time and the comfort of home, many clients prefer to meet with Dr. Mike over the phone or via Skype. The convenience of this type of coaching is the most effective means for counseling and coaching for those who live out of the Denver-metro area. Give Dr. Mike a call! You'll be glad you did!