Sometimes things can’t wait. You’ve got to take action because waiting around for help might possibly make things worse or, at the very least, make problems stick around longer than they need to.
I recently had one of those "gotta do it" moments.
My son's car had the infamous "check engine" light come on - of course when he was planning a long, out-of-state trip. So we needed to get the car to the mechanic ASAP. We had four days to have them diagnose and repair - and without an appointment.
(Just adding a note here that my son was at college, so it was just my husband and I dealing with the car back home.)
Good thing: We have a great mechanic.
Other good thing: Our mechanic is about 2 miles from home.
Not so good thing: I had to walk home after dropping the car off.
Other not so good thing: It was a cold day and snow was a-comin'!
I could have waited until my husband got home from work and then taken the car over. I could have stayed in my nice warm house. In my Jammies. I wouldn’t have had to hustle over at 8am right when they opened. I could have just sipped coffee and waited for some additional help to arrive.
But waiting isn't always an option. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. We had to get the car fixed. And the earlier I got to the shop, the better the chances were that they'd be able to fix it within our four day time table. If I had waited for my husband to get home from work, a whole day would have gone by where LOTS of other people would be bringing their cars in, or scheduling appointments.
So, these old bones hoofed it home after dropping the car off. Because it had to get done. Sometimes you're not going to have help. Sometimes you're going to be stuck doing it all by yourself. Sometimes you'll be working like crazy and everyone around you is lounging and having a good time. But, ya gotta do it.
It's not a bad walk home. One mile slightly uphill and I stop at Starbuck's to enjoy a latte and warm up. And one mile slightly downhill and I'm home. And I made it back before the snow came.