YOU MADE YOUR BED. SLEEP IN IT
If someone says “you've made your bed, now sleep in it, they are essentially telling you in an unsympathetic way that you have to accept the unpleasant consequences of your actions or decisions.” Unfortunately, changing the sheets does not remove the aftermath of poor decision making.
Growing up, my Mother said those words to me so often that I had surreptitiously developed a lyrical jingle to the words; a jingle that I dare not utter in her presence!
If I did something that was wrong or didn’t make sense, I also heard the second part of the quote. “You did it ... now you have to pay the price.“ Those words became memorable assets and a future road map that assisted in navigating my path. For sure, you cannot create your own storm and get mad when it rains!
The bottom line, whether at work or play, is that you have to face and/or
suffer the consequences of your actions.
Therefore, it pays to think carefully before you act because once it’s done, you can’t take it back! You have to lie in the bed that you made!
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