Fight to Win this Year

Fight to Win this Year

Have you ever met a person who seemed to attract problems? For example, whenever there is discord, you can connect a certain person to the issue? Well, the truth is that this type of person exists everywhere. This type of person should not be you.

We all love to say we don’t like drama but some of us do. We like to witness the scenes of real life play out so we can observe how people act when faced with issues…until the drama falls on us. The truth is, you are in control of your actions and decisions. You are in control of how your decisions affect your life. This year, you will face times where you will have to think on your feet and work with others to come to solutions. But, before you first your first conflict, here are a few ideas you should be aware of so that you can fight for your success instead of fighting people and situations around you.

  1. Don’t attempt to problem-solve from a negative headspace.

Emotions will get the best of you if you are not careful. As human beings, we are emotional and we have to navigate through life feelings so many different things. Sometimes, we feel ten different emotions at once! Before you allow someone to trap you into a heated discussion, take a step back and think. Pay attention to how you feel. Consider if you are about to speak or take action from your emotions instead of what makes logical sense. This may seem childish, but in order to fight to win, you have to think clearly before you act.

  1. Avoid arguing. Seek for understanding.

Working together works. Period. When you fall into an argument trap, you’re only feeding your ego and your will not to be proven wrong. Sometimes to fix situations, you have to be okay with being perceived as wrong…even if you know you are right. This is why arguing is pointless. If you take a moment to breathe and relax, you’ll open up your mind to listen before you speak and to understand before you pass judgement. We were given two ears and one mouth for a reason. Listen to others and they will listen to you.

  1. Be open to agreeing to disagree.

Individuality is the spice of life. One of the best things about being human beings is that no two people are exactly alike. We look differently, think differently and we behave differently. Embrace this. Your role is not to try to change the people around you but to help accept people for who they are and where they are. If you pay attention to yourself enough, you’ll learn that when you focus in your own perspective and work to empathize with others, you’ll be able to agree to disagree without conflict.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *