HEALTHY CONFLICT RESOLUTION: HOW TO DO IT WITH CONFIDENCE
Communicating well through conflict resolution is a healthy manifestation of a confident person with congruent relationship management.
In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we’re chatting about:
- How to communicate and speak up for yourself with confidence (and without being pushy or emotional)
- 8 Ways to navigate healthy conflict resolution
- The challenge of being in conflict with yourself and how to work through it
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HOW TO COMMUNICATE AND SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF WITH CONFIDENCE
Conflict becomes larger than it needs to be from poor communication.
Always be communicating (ABC)
Communication is an art form and something to practice daily and progressively.
Seek examples of healthy communication and look to healthy dialogue.
Don’t apologize for your perception of something or your preferences – but communicate them fairly and with balanced emotion or expanded flexibility.
Remember – all relationships, from parent-child, to spouse-to-spouse, to friend-to-friend, to co-worker-to-co-worker, are growing. Communication waters a relationship and gives it life, lack of communication will make it whither when the sun shines brightly.
Seek to learn and listen as much as you seek to be understood and heard.
8 WAYS TO NAVIGATE HEALTHY CONFLICT RESOLUTION
STICK TO THE ISSUE
don’t add in other issues or overcomplicate
LEAD WITH GRACE
grace and positive assumptions
AVOID OUTLANDISH STATEMENTS
like “never” “always”, etc.
WORK TO FIGHT FAIR
listen, take turns, give space, communicate, resolve to express love, always
KEEP A SHORT LIST OF OFFENSES
stand up for what is right, but learn to let go of what doesn’t matter
remember that you are flawed too and have hurt others, keeping track of hurts doesn’t serve anyone. it can help guide you for boundary setting, but shouldn’t be held against people.
AFFIRM THE RELATIONSHIP
Affirm the relationship before clearly defining the problem. For example, “Our relationship is important to me. But when you don’t return my calls, I feel rejected and unimportant.” Avoid blaming the other person and saying, “You make me feel…” Instead, say, “When you do ‘A’, I feel ‘B’.”Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, How to Have That Difficult Conversation You’ve Been Avoiding (Grand Rapids: Zondervan0 2005), 51.
PLAN TIME AND DON”T PUT IT OFF / LET IT FESTER
festered hearts are ugly, and though it’s easier to sweep things under the rug, it will do more damage to you than to the person in conflict
WORK FOR A MUTUAL SOLUTION
there’s never just one party at fault – it takes two to be in relationship and two to come into resolution
THE CHALLENGE OF BEING IN CONFLICT WITH YOURSELF (AND HOW TO RESOLVE IT)
What if the conflicting relationship isn’t with someone else, but from within yourself?
I’d love for you to take my recent course, available only to members of the College of Confidence, called Tapping into Your Purpose. In our workbook associated with that course we have coaching exercises and journaling prompts intended to help you figure how who you are and what you value and want in life.
You’ve got to get to know yourself in order to be able to communicate with and listen to yourself. It’s a relationship, aside from your relationship with God, the most important relationship in your life. The more you explore getting to know yourself, the more effectively you’ll be able to communicate.
We yearn for congruency and consistently. Often, we experience internal conflict when we want something but we do something else. Or, when we feel the weight of fogginess and aren’t sure what we want – feeling pulled multiple directions.
Here are a few ways to step out:
Make some time for quiet and journaling.
Learn to be still with your own thoughts.
Get God involved to help you figure out what is on your heart.
Pick a daily affirmation.
Visualize the person you are becoming, not who you have been.
Know your values.
Adopt the character traits that matter to you and cling to them.
Keep your word to yourself (and get a coach for accountability).
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LISTENER OF THE EPISODE:
What would you tell your younger self? I started my business at 27 and I have never looked back. But if I could go back and tell that spring chicken ONE thing, it would be:⠀
“You’re going to fail hard and fast, and it’s okay because creating a successful business that changes peoples’ lives isn’t for the faint of heart. You won’t have all the answers and you will make mistakes, very public ones, and it is all part of the process and the growth that God’s got in mind for you. Embrace it, chase failure and be thankful for the opportunity to put your heart on the line every day. Most of all, God loves and delights in you because of who you are, not because of what you do. “️
If I knew that, I’d have asked for help a lot sooner and been bolder in trusting myself as I figured out this entrepreneur thing. However, I’m thankful for my journey… it made me into the coach I am today. I still pinch myself that I get to spend my working hours helping women use words and thoughts to create freedom, joy, and confidence in their lives. ⠀
How about you, friend, what would you tell your younger self?⠀
Hilary Breckbill Woodford.
God has given you a tremendous gift! These are words of wisdom and I am encouraged to just stick the race and focus on the prize ahead. Thank you for sharing that!