Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Step Past Disagreement

"When the world says, 'Give up', Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.' "~ Unknown

The definition of a disagreement is a failure or refusal to agree. In business and in life disagreements happen.

Whether fiance's squabbling over which cake they want or which friends get invited; to a mother & daughter not seeing eye-to-eye on a dj or a live band; a President of a corporation and an Executive Assistant not agreeing on which venue to use for the next event; everyone sees things their own way; it is when we can put ourselves in someone else's shoes, and openly hear each other out, that solutions are discovered! (Thank you mom)

The people we surround ourselves with do want the best for us. In a time of disagreement it is often hard to see that, but when you take the time to step back often times you will see that the differences aren't so different. Take the time to breath and think before speaking (a concept I myself have trouble with, I often have a shotgun reaction). Taking that few minutes to step outside the disagreement can often give us new perspective. Know that that person is fighting for what they believe is best for you...which really just means they care. And isn't that what we all surround ourselves with people that care about us?

"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. "~ Albert Einstein

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