When you view someone as an adversary, you probably don’t see the underlying misunderstandings that created the opposition. There are always hidden forces at work that can’t be seen (yet.)
In a meeting this week someone said something that hurt and irritated me. One part of me wanted to cut him down to size. Instead, I waited – which gave my ego time to cool down. Then, later in the meeting I realized that he didn’t even know what he had done.
ALL situations contain more than meets the eye. When you have to deal with an adversary, if you can sacrifice your desire to strike back, you will unlock the hidden elements which created the opposition.
By Shar McBee