deal with it

“Just deal with it!”

If you’re like me, I’m sure you’ve heard that a few times in your own life.

Sometimes it’s from very well-meaning folks, trying to help you move past something difficult. And, then sometimes those words are spoken by people who have their own interests in the forefront of their minds.

Either way, that phrase has been uttered so often that most of us have adopted it as a way of life.

As a matter of fact, when I played soccer in college, we had a coach that liked to play a game he called “Deal With It.” Basically, you stood 10-20 yards across from your passing parter and kicked the ball as hard and you could toward them.

Then, they had to “deal with it.”

That meant when it was your turn, no matter how hard the ball was kicked or what part of your body it was kicked toward, you had to figure out a way to control it. You had to “trap” it and bring it down toward the ground easily at your feet.

In life we deal with sort of similar situations.

When things are going exactly how we’ve planned, we say we’re “dealing with it.” We’re trying to control whatever it is that’s being “kicked” at us.

Sometimes that a good thing. Other times, it’s not good to “just deal with it.”

A couple of weeks ago I shared my “dealing with it” story with the readers over at

If you’d like to read “When Dealing With It Makes It Worse,” head on over there right now.

After you read it, please leave a comment either here on my blog or over at I’d love to hear your stories and how dealing with it didn’t work out quite how you’d planned.

Have a great day!

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