M.A.D. The Ostrich Factor

"This looks like some good sand in which ...Image by quinn.anya via FlickrThere's a well known saying that ostriches hide their heads in the sand to avoid predators on the basis that if they can't see it, it can't see them.

We use it to describe someone who is avoiding something unpleasant or something they don't want to face up to.  It doesn't mean that the unpleasantness is going to go away - it's still very much there.

Someone made a comment the other day that someone had avoided doing my Time Audit because they were worried about what it might tell them.  Now there's avoid technique at it's best.

Isn't it better to admit your short-comings, face up to the reality and be able to do something about it rather than continue in blissful ignorance.

Yes it can be tough admitting that we not perfect.  However, once you've acknowledged your shortcomings at least you can start to do something about them.

Change doesn't have to be scary and you won't get anywhere being an ostrich.


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