Good morning and hello there again. Hope you had a fantastic weekend and your Monday is going great. Mondays are the start of the work week for most of us and it also offers new beginnings 52 times a year. Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs:
RESOLVING CONFLICT BY TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES:
Resolving conflict begins with having the right attitude of working hard at finding creative and innovative ways to turn negatives into positives. Take the typical reaction when somebody does you wrong. The tendency is to "write them off" or get back at them and have as little as possible to do with that person in the future.
Instead of dealing with the issue head-on, you might tell others about how this person is "low down and dirty", advising them not to have anything to do with that person. That kind of negative attitude only adds fuel to the fire, creating dysfunction and hindering growth in individuals, families, businesses and even in whole communities. In all reality, most wrongs committed against us are probably just some simple communication breakdown, a misunderstanding, a jumping to conclusions, or unfair judgement, something so slight and quite easy to remedy.
There is a better way to deal with such negative situations. Whenever someone has offended you...go directly to that person and start asking questions(not in an accusing way, but very respectfully). I am trying to understand where the other person is coming from, hoping to find a way to turn this situation around for the positive. Chances are that they didn't even realize they had hurt me; so by being honest with them about your feelings, what could have become a very large negative situation affecting lots of other people, is now turned into a positive and good relationship.
Today, I have many friendships that have blossomed as a result of responding to other in this way. Ask yourself if there is someone you need to confront so you can turn that negative situation into a positive one. Then GO FOR IT! This requires courage. I know that if I can do it, I know that you can do it too!
"BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE and STOP complaining. It bores everybody else, does you NO good, and doesn't solve ANY problems" ~Zig Ziglar
May your day and week be filled with happiness, much success, and many positive moments.
All the best,