“The price of greatness is responsibility.” -Winston Churchill
Living in a world full of conflict and relationships, often times, I struggle with approaching certain conflicts with a high level of spiritual intelligence. Humans are naturally judgmental and prone to throw Band-Aids on deep wounds.
I have finally found the perfect defense, solution and healthy approach to any relationship, conflict or resolution.
"To not for"
During work conflicts, disagreements with your significant other and any other situation you find yourself in, ask yourself a simple question: “What is my responsibility TO this person?”
Stop managing other people's emotions! Too often, we take responsibility FOR people and their actions. There's a big problem attached to that. We don't have any control over people's actions and emotions.
We need to slow down and ask ourselves: “What is our deal? What is my responsibility TO this person?”
Sounds simple right?
Try it. You’ll be amazed how quickly you’ll move from managing other people's problems to becoming helpful in encouraging them to work on their own.
One of my mentors taught me this years ago when I was screwing up, and it's changed my life as a leader, a friend and most importantly, as a husband.
Inward. Onward. Upward!