A fabulous observation–from conflict comes progress. Hmmmm.
So I met Lynn Hoban, VP of Marketing from Rita’s Italian Ice, earlier today and she made that comment, which made so much sense. Then because @johnflurry told me I should read “the dip” by Seth Godin, I started reading and felt that it carried a similar message.
Without conflict in life, what is it? I guess I always felt my life is unpredictable, random, not expected…and sometimes I thrive on conflict. Through conflict I learn how to deal with things, what to do in situations and how people react/how to react to them. It helps me grow and become more understanding.
So is conflict bad? Does the word “conflict” send negative connotations?
I like to say I am not a confrontational person and I am the first to apologize when I am wrong, but sometimes I thrive on a great disagreement. I love when someone throws out a perspective I never thought of and makes me think differently. I get that “Aha” moment that clicks in your brain. How cool?!
So if it were easy, we’d all do it. If it’s worth it, it’s hard at some point.
These are the words of wisdom I live by and feel contribute to my unstable, crazy and sometimes random life…and I love it. Conflict fits right in there and as long as you know how to deal with a conflict and find the silver lining, it is not a bad thing, right? It’s a learning/growing experience that helps us all achieve some sort of progress…