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If you are afraid of conflict, you are afraid to grow.

We humans are stubborn.  Even those of us who claim to “handle change well” or “love learning new things”.   At some point or another (or maybe all the time), we avoid things that challenge our view of the world.  Most often, this challenge comes in the form of conflict.

“If you are afraid of conflict, you are afraid to grow.”

Some wise person sent me this quote. I’m not at all certain who it’s attributed to, nor where my wise friend found it… But isn’t it so true?

The situations that we find ourselves avoiding are typically the ones we learn the most from, once we face the challenge.   Every difficult person, challenging goal, or stressful project teaches us something.  We learn something new about ourselves, or maybe we find a new strength to leverage in the workplace.  No matter what type of situation it may be,  if it challenges the way you view the world, I can guarantee you’ll discover something new if you have the guts to experience it.

~Kristin (with a little help from Mr. Anderson)KristinMeezHeadshot66x66

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