How many of us constantly convince ourselves that we can’t possibly handle having a difficult conversation? I used to shy away from conversations. But the risk is more of the same inappropriate behaviour if we ignore the talk.
Unless we’re totally off the mark and we’re useless at reading our own signs, others know whether they’re easy to get on with, whether they’re approachable, or not.
Many of us will put difficult conversations off, or we’ll convince ourselves that we need to wait for the perfect time, but there never is a perfect time. The perfect time is when you choose to have the conversation.
We’re kidding ourselves if we think there is a perfect time, it’s us who must make the time perfect. How we respond is up to us. We must respond appropriately, be calm and in control at all times.
Without having difficult conversations, we will have to live with unhappy consequences. When we bring about closure with a positive outcome, we can more heal. We can’t heal if those conversations don’t take place.