I hate medicines, I really do but during my childhood days I hated them the most. I remember I used to stare at them in disgust keeping in my palm when I used to turn sick. It was the most horrifying thing ever happened to me when I was a kid. I used to look at them for hours holding a glass of water in one hand and pills in another, trying to gain the courage to swallow. I always prayed to have an alternative but they were the only option for the treatment and I had no choice but to swallow them on time.
On one such given day, I might have been 6 or 7 (not sure about the age), there was a similar situation – I was holding the ugly pills and a glass of water for almost half hour, trying to find the courage to put them in my mouth but it wasn’t coming through, suddenly a thought struck in my tiny brain, I thought that I have no choice but to swallow them, the more I delay the more I’ll go through the pain of sickness and the pain of disgust altogether. The very moment I swallowed them and decided that I’ll always keep this thought in my mind whenever I have such a situation. Though it was limited only to the pills during that time but as I grew I started applying it in a broader sense and have seen better results.
We always come across with number of problems in our lives (just like those ugly bitter pills) and what we do is hold them and try to find the courage to fight and we waste our time. We often tend to forget that the sooner we start facing/fighting the problems, the faster we’ll have a chance to come over them. Not to forget, just like the pills, problems are also for our own good.
I find myself lucky that I could learn this very important lesson from the ugly pills that I hated the most.
So what’s your learning?