The Scary About Going Bald
I loved my hair. I loved blow drying it. I enjoyed perfectly placing and holding it with hair spray. I was admittedly mister bed head. I loved parting it ever so precisely (it was the 80’s, you know).
Then it happened one day. I realized there was a serious problem. I was losing my hair and something had to be done. That's when I resolved to face reality and admit I was in fact going bald. In the same way, when you find yourself facing some sort of conflict, whether with a person or circumstance - don't ignore it or be in denial.
Here are five tips to help you when conflicts arise.
- Recite. Face reality. Admit it and recite it out loud to someone. Recite is to repeat the words, as from memory, especially in a formal manner: to recite a lesson. Admit your part in the situation.
- Research. Research why and what happened or is happening from all sides. Once you face reality, confront reality. Dig in and understand why the conflict is happening. Try to see the situation from the other person's point of view.
- Responsibility. Humbly take responsibility for your part and all you can possibly own up to.
- Resolve. Resolve swiftly, with caution and empathy for others. Seek peace and a resolution with the person. Don't become hostile.
- Release. Move on and make friends with the person when possible. Make a referral. Learn what you can from the past. But release them and ask them to release you. In other words, forgive.
Now, let's make something happen today. Save the toll on your soul! Don't wait. Face reality with confidence,