When faced with unpleasant situations, it is tempting to ignore them and not deal with them. Your progress can be hindered if you ignore your problems. You probably would be allowing little challenges to grow into huge obstacles if you don't confront your problems and deal with them!
Someone once said that, the path of least resistance is an attractive one and the effort required to deal with the problem sometimes seems too immense.
How true. At times it is not so much that the problem is big, but that it requires us to admit something about ourselves or others that we just don’t want to face. The trouble is “You won't find a solution by saying there is no problem.”
The longer you take to deal with your problems the bigger they will grow and the harder it will be to sort them out. Problems are like weeds that grow in a beautiful garden. If not recognized and uprooted early enough they will dominate the garden and choke the beautiful flowers in the garden. In fact you will hardly remember that there was ever a lovely garden there to begin with!
So you see? Any problem that is not dealt with can lead to other problems. Unfortunately, problems are very social creatures and they will eagerly invite other problems into your life if you harbour them for too long. By not controlling one, you may be opening the door to many others.
Like my mom will always say, it is the domino effect: one action or lack of it in this case, can lead to many different consequences.