5 Simple πŸ‘Œ Rules πŸ“œ for Fighting πŸ‘Š Fair ✌️ and Winning πŸ₯‡ ...

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Everyone should know how to fight fair and win. Some of you have been exposed to relationships where fighting is the norm, others exposed to relationships where fighting is foreign, and now find yourself making an extra special effort to avoid fights at all cost. However, no matter what you have been exposed to, you learn that fights are a part of life.

As you continue to evolve and grow, you discover what’s most important: how you enter the ring. Do you enter the fighting ring to draw blood, or do you enter the ring where both parties walk out as winners?

Can you think of a time when you had a disagreement with a co-worker, family member, friend, or acquaintance? As easy as it was to start a fight, how easy was it to fuel the ring of fire? For you, was it easier to fuel the ring of fire, easier to take control of the fight, or put the fire out?

While many of you probably answered it was easy to fuel the fire versus put it out, when you were fueling the fire, how did you feel after? Were there words you wish you could take back or tears shed? What about that outburst of anger that you thought you could control.

Although, taking control of your emotions, and responding to others, is never an easy task, it is most valuable to you to gain control of your emotions and to provide purpose, safety, structure, and predictability to the fighting ring. Do you have what it takes to be a champion fighter? Here are 5 simple ground rules for learning how to fight fair and win.

1. Watch Your Mouth

Do you remember Mom telling you to watch your mouth as a child? What did your mom know that you didn’t? That words speak life? β€œThe words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the words of the wise brings healing" (a proverb). What you say and how you say it matters. Your words have an impact so think before you speak. Words can cause damage. The damage can be so profound that it forever severs a relationship. In a business setting, words could permanently impact your career in a negative way. And that's why it's so important to learn how to fight fair and win.

The words you speak have emotional potency with the power to influence others. Language holds the colossal power to motivate or discourage, build someone up or tear someone down. Take the time to care for words that come out of your mouth. Be responsible for being the voice of reason that defuses an argument. Put a smile on someone’s face, not the tears that trail down someone’s face when a harsh word is spoken.

β€œPerform every act in life as though it were your last.”- Marcus Aurelius

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