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Friday, March 29, 2013
Persistence Pays Newsletter- Over Comming Barriers
Over Coming Barriers
I wanted to share an article that appeared in the Spectator on March 22nd. It
shared some great advice that I think all of us can learn from. You see
in all my years of working with people, so many have shared about
unresolved issues that happen in their business and personal lives. In
times of stress, arguments seem to rise to the surface and then it is a
tug of war as to who is going to apologize first. Life is too short to
hold on to anger and not love with our whole hearts. As we head intoEaster, Passover and Good Friday, I thought the timing of forgiveness was perfect for this article.
The article was called Barriers to Making Up After an Argument by Jeff Herring and Maritza Parra.
Arguments, disagreements, fights. They come to all relationships, no matter how good the relationship may be.
It's been said that the best part of arguments is the making up.
there are so many things that can get in the way of making up. Let's
take a look at the top three barriers to making up and what to do
Make up Barrier 1- You
go first! Out of pride, you think that you must wait for the other
person to apologize first before you can make up. Put two strong
personalities together and this strategy can lead to lots of silence.
What to do instead: Compete to see who can be the first to apologize. Yes, really. Only for the strong of heart.
Make up Barrier 2- The
right to be right. This is a nice cousin to pride. Fighting for the
right to be right can cause people to argue and say things they don't
even believe, just to get to be right.
What to do instead:
Realize that fighting to be right means you get to be right at the
expense of the relationship. Giving up being right is the act of a
Make up Barrier 3:
I don't know what to say. Some people don't know how to make up
because they don't know what to say. So instead they stay stuck and
wait, depending on the other person to make the first move.
What to do instead:
Say: "I really don't like it when we argue. I'm sorry, let's make up.
And then let's talk about how to have this not happen again."
The next time
there is distance in the relationship due to any of the barriers above,
grab the tips above and get ready to make up. McClatchy-Tribune
really spoke to me. You see I have been at the hospital almost every
day since the third week of January. A dear uncle of mine fell and
broke his hip and passed and two days after the funeral my mom went in
the hospital as she was misdiagnosed for two months and walked on a
severed alkalis tendon which required surgery and she will be in a cast
for four months and they are waiting to put her in a rehab facility and
we are not sure how long she will be there. When families go through
stresses such as these, emotions are high and intelligence is low. Some
handle stress by blowing up at others and some handle stress by staying
quiet and keeping it all inside. I'm not sure where you are right now
in your life; however, if there is someone you are angry at or have
unsettled issues with, why not break one of those barriers today. Trust
me; you will feel so much better when you do. My sister and I never
fight and over the last week or so things got tense and we had not
spoken for over a week. So when I read this article I picked up the
phone and called her and read it to her. We both had some tears and
said I'm sorry. It doesn't matter what the issues are, it can be a
small thing that blows out of proportion. They key is to acknowledge
the upset, say sorry and forgive.
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