I wrote the other day about facing something of a personal Waterloo, and since that was so deep, meaningful and utterly filled with angst, I'm feeling compelled to write a follow-up.
Yes, the battle was enjoined and has concluded. What was important here was that I faced the situation head-on and spoke my peace. I did both. Did I win? No, not really in the most literal sense of the word; in fact, you could argue that I technically lost, at least at over the short-term. But in a bizarre sort of way I won just by getting through it. What's more, I learned a few lessons along the way.
One of these lessons I described to a friend in the following manner: problems in life are an awful lot problems with your teeth...the more you put them off, the more the painful and expensive the treatment becomes.
Another lesson? Honesty is a powerful, powerful tool.