It had started a week and a half before.
At first, I thought it was down to sleeping in an awkward position, and that the pain I was feeling on my left side would go away in no time.
One day went by, then two, three and four.
Before I knew I, it had become a searing pain underneath my ribcage. It hurt badly when I stood up and sat down; even when I took a breath.
Lying down at night was agony.
Like many, I try to avoid medical professionals.
What is that about anyway? I wonder if the head-in-sand behaviour is a fear of what may be diagnosed, or worse?
What is that about anyway? I wonder if the head-in-sand behaviour is symptomatic of a fear of what might be diagnosed; a larger fear (of mortality); or both?
I know there are people who are quite the opposite, who run to the doctor at the first sign of an ache or pain. Part of me admires that, but another part thinks that’s a drain on resources, and seeing as I’m fit and healthy, the odd ache I occasionally experience will disappear on its own…
…not this time though. By Day 10 I begrudgingly admitted to myself that I had to “call in the experts”. I finally dragged myself to the doctor and her initial examination wasn’t conclusive; she couldn’t provide a diagnosis, and sent me off for tests.
Now, I don’t like it when I don’t have a logical reason for things; untied ends aren’t my bag.
She sent me off for tests, the results of which would be back in a few days.
And in the middle of this, I had to travel on business!
So let me get this straight. Searing pain, cause unidentified, and I’m away for a week.
Sounded like the build-up to a tragic event in one of those thriller films I dislike so much!
I was nervous about being comfortable on the flight, but thankfully the hours went by quickly as I distracted myself with some work.
I made it there and back on the trip…
…and I’m please to report that the test results highlighted something mild that is now under control.
Why have I bored you with my health mini-drama, I hear you ask?
Well, there’s a corresponding analogy in the business world. I see so many businesses that do what I did to start with; bury their heads in the sand. They have critical gaps in their processes, systems or governance, but pretend the issues can be ignored.
Until, it becomes an emergency, and then it requires more effort and costs more to rectify.
Don't be like me! Don't bury your head in the sand
Have you been ignoring that thing in your business causing you unbearable pain?
Have you been papering over the cracks?
DON’T be like me; don’t bury your head in the sand.
Call in the experts today; contact me to find out how I can help remove that pain in your business.