Jun 7, 2021
Learning to cope with difficult people is key, as we're going to encounter many of those people at some point in our lives. In fact, I bet that you yourself have been a difficult person at some point in somebody's life, it's just nature.
A very common suggestion is to cut difficult people out of your life, but I think that's not always realistic. You can't avoid everybody who you find difficult. What if that difficult person is a family member? What if it's a coworker? What if it's your boss? Are you going to forever and ever avoid seeing a relative or not going to work?
Personally, I have never used avoidance as the solution to dealing with difficulty in my life ever, ever, ever, ever. I choose courage over avoidance for many reasons, but primarily because I love how I feel about myself when I look back, and I think ‘that was hard, and I did it’. That feeling fuels me to do this again and again and again.
In order to properly cope with a difficult person, we have to be ready to apply some self control and to employ our best resources to set limits and be authentic. So in this episode, I will give you some of my ideas as to how you can deal with difficult people in your life. It is possible!
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