Don’t sweat conflict resolution. Conflict is rarely resolved and typically fools us by morphing into a new form. So don’t sweat it – because you are not alone.
You are in the company of billions of people, who are stuck on the word “Resolution” as if it is the end all of a conflict.
Don’t sweat Conflict Resolution.
Don’t believe me? Well then, ask yourself, “When was the last time, I resolved a conflict?”
Still thinking? Don’t sweat it. You are working harder than you need to and it is time to give yourself a break.
What do I propose instead? Good question.
I think first, Don’t Sweat Conflict Resolution.
As it stands alone, it is insurmountable. Conflict is born of behavior. The behaviors that we bring into a conflict impact how we communicate when we are in conflict with others. So where are you going to put your hard earn time? Working towards a nearly unsolvable quest – like resolving a conflict or working on your conflict management skills which are basically:
How you communicate.
I like to begin with the 2-words “Working Towards” Conflict Resolution to qualify what my actual goal is.
Feels simple doesn’t it. And it should.
Don’t sweat Conflict Resolution, it will only bring you down every time the same conflict resurfaces again and again.
Listen along to this 12-minute episode – and I guarantee by the end you will feel as I do: Don’t Sweat Conflict Resolution.