The shot is a little blurry today. It happens when you are trying to capture a moment that includes a two and a half year old. This is the face of a child who, after applying yogurt to his hair, proceeded to proclaim:
“I need a haircut!”
How many times have we done the same thing? I’m guessing it didn’t have to do with yogurt covered hair and haircuts. You know, when we used the wrong product the wrong way and figured the answer was to cut out, lop off or do away with the result. Often times our frustrations, problems, issues or whatever you care to refer to your anxiety as, is a result of one thing:
Doing something we wish we wouldn’t have done, trying to fix it by just getting rid of it, and making it worse in the process.
Instead of taking the time to clean up our mess, we just want it gone. And no matter how many times we find ourselves in these kinds of situations, we are convinced this time it will work.
No, no it won’t.
Don’t believe me? Go ahead and cut out the yogurt covered hair and let me know how that looks once it’s gone. And you thought the mistake was drawing unwanted attention? Trying to cover it up by cutting it out will lead to more attention for a longer period of time. It’s crazy how something that is a five minute fix (washing it out) turns into something that looks worse and lasts a whole lot longer.
The next time you think you need a hair cut?
Wash it first.
You might be surprised at the outcome and what you learned in the process.
That’s when what appears to be a mess turns into the opportunity to be seen and remembered as:
The Face Of Progress.