One of my father’s favorite sayings was, “If you find that you have dug yourself into a hole, the very first thing you have to do is stop digging.” (I am not sure where he heard that, but I know I heard it from him frequently.)
We all get ourselves into trouble sometimes. It may be in our professional or personal lives. It may be in big ways or small. It happens to all of us.
When we realize we have dug ourselves into a hole, we need to determine what we did that got us into that situation, and then stop doing it! It sounds so simple, and yet it can be very difficult. It forces us to honestly look at ourselves and our actions. It then forces us to evaluate what we did, why, and make corrections.
Self-evaluation and change are difficult. If we do not, however, we will find that we will never get out of the hole that we have dug for ourselves.