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“We accomplish things by directing our desires, not by ignoring them.”
~ Malcolm Forbes

If you ignore it, it’ll go away.  That was my mom’s solution for dealing with pimples.  In response to my recent blog, What we focus on expands, one reader suggested he could stop thinking about his belly and maybe that would work.  I don’t believe that ignoring or taking attention from something will change an outcome; however, it may lessen the consequences.  For instance, when I didn’t heed my mom’s advice and still picked my face, it inevitably took longer to heal.  But if we ignore a bad habit, the barking dog, a pain in our side — whatever it is — it typically gets worse before it gets better (and matters of health should not be brushed under the carpet).  Being proactive rather than passive should garner results, especially when it comes to pursuing our desires.  But not necessarily as it relates to pimples.

Do you ignore things, hoping whatever it is will go away?