Think about it.
Every day we get opportunities to learn. Sometimes the lessons are easy, some feel redundant and, more often, many are a little more difficult to grasp.
Today, during a conversation, a situation unfolded that reminded me of something I’ve written about before … the art of not engaging. I listened as her frustrations and negativity wore her out. I waited until she was done. Then, I responded, but not in the way she thought I would. I didn’t jump on the bandwagon, I didn’t rescue her, I simply didn’t go there. I addressed the issue and was polite and firm, leaving no wiggle room. The response? Startling.
Suddenly, when the desired reaction wasn’t attained, the tone abruptly shifted and the conversation ended.
School’s in session, baby.
“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou