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When it comes to confrontation most people run the opposite direction. But even if it is a small issue, problems that go unsolved can hurt or even destroy a relationship. […]
When it comes to confrontation most people run the opposite direction. But even if it is a small issue, problems that go unsolved can hurt or even destroy a relationship. A small issue or conflict can cause you stress, keep you stuck in a rut, lose you clients or even lose you your job.
In other words, although it can be uncomfortable, confrontation is necessary! What you might not realize is it can be used to your advantage! Think of it as a secret weapon that will keep you less stressed out and strengthen business and personal relationships.
If you think back to some recent confrontations, you may feel like they didn’t go so well. Most people enter confrontations with the wrong motives, and therefore it can turn out messy, hurtful, and often times do more harm than good. Past confrontation is often what leads to the fear of future ones. The ironic part is that when conflict goes unsolved, it boils up and forces a very heated explosion.
So now that we’ve established confrontation is not only a good thing, but also one that will put you miles ahead of your peers, we can lay out the thought process to developing this oh-so-important skill set!
This method can be us on bosses, spouses, coworkers, and friends. Being the person to step up and confront shows leadership. It isn’t always about who is right or wrong, it’s about achieving a common goal and working towards that. Don’t let YOUR ego get in the way of your goals! Clearing the air with others and taking that negative stress out of your life will free you more than being right ever will.
In great faith,