Conflict is inevitable and it is important to respect the concerns, but most of the verbiage that occurs has nothing to do with you. It is really about the sender. Try to remember this so you can avoid personalizing it. You will be a healthier individual and the conflict will be more focused because you won’t be reacting to issues that weren’t even a part of the original concern.
So, again, I am going to remind you the key statement is, “This is not about me, this is about _____.” Write it down so you won’t forget it. Now, I know that you will have an opportunity to use it in the next couple of weeks because conflict is a normal part of life. Conflict is a good thing because it will help you to learn to practice the authentic you!