In our everyday lives, we will encounter moments or situations that will need to be dealt with. In other words, we may need to confront some issue with someone in order to resolve some dispute or a disagreement. The word “confront” is defined as coming face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility. It can also mean to come against, encounter, to face especially in challenge, and to cause to meet, or bring face to face.
Do you get the picture? To confront means that I’m going to come face to face with someone and deal with an issue. In our society, people have come up with the notion that it is better to leave issues alone, rather than confronting them. A person may think, “I don’t want to start a problem.” However, the real problem is that having this kind of mindset will prevent anything from ever getting resolved. In life, there will constantly be conflict present. I believe that it’s better to deal with issues than to keep packing hurts, disappointments, and lack of understanding away and trying to manage it emotionally on your own.
Confrontation is good when it is done in a proper manner. Never do it in anger; if you do, the person you are confronting will see only your anger and not the issue. You also need to be willing to see the other side; sometimes we deal with things from our own perspective; when you hear the other side, understanding can come. You need to also understand that simply because you think something, doesn’t make it so. Don’t work to be right, as much as you work to resolve. Always look for places to find agreement. Remember, confrontation done in the right way, with a proper perspective, is always good.
Just a Thought,
Published on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 11:04 AM CDT
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