Resolve A Conflict By Breaking It Into Pieces

Posted By on April 2nd

Overwhelmed. Too many projects. Too many tasks. Not enough time. These challenges put us outside of our comfort zone, and we have to find a way to work through them.

Conflict is typically outside our comfort zone also, so we have to work through it just like other circumstances that overwhelm us. You can find ways to resolve a conflict by breaking it into pieces instead of fixating on the conflict as a whole.

Identify what the pieces are so you can focus on them one at at time. Then start working with that first piece, and don’t procrastinate. We don’t like conflict, and we try to avoid it. That’s common, so you have to take action to not let that happen. Commit to addressing a piece of the conflict for 30 seconds or even a minute. Don’t focus on finding the ultimate solution. Start with small steps to begin repairing the relationship. Don’t worry about all the things you need to do to resolve the conflict. Starting something to begin resolving the conflict is the only thing that matters. Just focus on starting.

Once you get started, ideas will start to flow.

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Keith Grossman helps individuals and businesses negotiate and manage conflict more comfortably. Keith is a Collaborative Attorney, a Family and Circuit Civil mediator certified by the Supreme Court of Florida, an Arbitrator qualified by the Florida Supreme Court, and an educator. Keith frequently lectures and facilitates training programs, works with individuals one-on-one, and writes articles on conflict management and negotiation topics. His e-workbooks, “What Is A Peace Chest?” and “How Do You Build A Peace Chest?“ are now available on Kindle.


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