Conflict Management Blog by Cinnie Noble
I like this quote by Doris Lessing from The Golden Notebook:
“There’s only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best.”
Many of us consider doing our second best in situations as sufficient. Maybe this is because we didn’t feel our best at the time and excuse our behaviour because it seems to be the best we could bring to it. Other reasons may have to do with low self-esteem, insufficient tools, lack of support and so on.
This week’s Conflict Mastery Quest(ions) blog suggests that we have a choice to bring our best self – not our second best self – to our conflict situations. What follows then, are some reflective questions to consider before a conflict arises – when you sense one is imminent – to be able to bring your best self to it.
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