As scary as being at your breaking point may be, make a conscious effort not to be easily provoked. Remember, the key to winning is to stay calm and listen to your mind. When facing a critical point in your relationship, how you react defines the outcome. Whether your relationship with your family or friends works out or not depends on you, not on anybody else. So, if what you want is to sort out all the obstacles and not to lose something you treasure deeply, don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Pride is the worst enemy that you can’t easily shrug off your back.
There are varied definitions of strength but one of its most overlooked types is the strength to keep trying. This type of vigor is invisible to the naked eye but is felt through the heart. I know many people who are hanging by a thread, getting by in life, and hiding behind their seemingly perfect social media profiles. Usually, the people who love to make everyone laugh in the room are those who have it the hardest in life. These happy-go-lucky people have a positive disposition, and that’s why it’s easier for them to use humor to avoid vulnerability.
Conflict is inevitable, even if you make it your life’s goal to please everyone you meet. There will always come a time when we’re made to talk about a problem that we wished the other person would just forget. When this time comes, you have to be mentally and emotionally prepared for what you might receive and what you might accidentally say with your bottled emotions.
Being a confrontational type of person doesn’t necessarily mean you are a negative person who’s always looking to argue. It reflects how you conduct yourself around people with differing views. Being confrontational means you actively prioritize your mental well-being by looking out for yourself. When you confront someone, that courage to go face to face with that person speaks about what you tolerate and what you don’t anymore (especially when it’s triggered by your past).