"Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be."
- Jack Welch
Many times it is difficult to look at a situation as it is and not as we wish it was or as it used to be. It is sometimes difficult to step away from our emotions, but often it is the approach most needed in order to reach the best possible place from which to make the best possible decision for oneself. It has been my experience that the decisions I reached following my emotions have often been those that most harmed me or are those that I later regret.