Choose your battles wisely
August 8, 2008 3:29am CST
We need to choose our battles wisely. It is suggested that life is filled with opportunities to choose between making a big deal out of something, or simply letting it go, realizing that it really doesn't matter when compared to the big picture. Just a tiny alteration or glitch in our plans, can get us in a crappy mood and then we take it out on others. The key is to choose our battles wisely. Has anyone wished that they would have handled something a little bit differently?
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8 Aug 08
I'm probably too placid and easy going. because I never get into conflict over things which happen to me. I may get upset if someone tricks me, but I am more upset at myself for allowing it to happen, than I am at the person who tricked me. I have known people react strongly to things which I thought were never meant as a personal insult, maybe it was just a thoughtless action or something said without much thought. I think it's largely down to personality. You can be either a volatile or a non-combatative type of person. It's a good thing to think about though. We should consider whether our personal battles are worth the fight, or if we should have acted differently and not let something important go unchallenged.
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8 Aug 08
we learn as we go so I would suspect most everyone has had a moment they wish they could take back. The key is to learn from it and try to not repeat the same mistake. Then we know we are truely growing. Also, speaking from experience, some people can just push your buttons easier than others and really get to you. I still struggle with this with some people. I learned from raising shildren and being married that yes, one must choose their battles wisely.