Outlooks & Setbacks Saturdays
Thanks & Gratitude
Why You Should Be Grateful for Conflict
It's an odd idea.
Not only accepting, but embracing and celebrating conflict in your life. Conflict is something I've spent almost my whole life running from. It's uncomfortable, scary, and can make us feel unstable and uncertain.
Conflict, however, is the only way we grow. Without it, we stay on a straight path, become stagnant, never wander off or explore any ideas or experiences that might rub up against us.
If you hold conflict in contempt, you keep it an arm's length away, unable to grow you, work on you, or teach you anything. By nature, all it means is two things or perspectives that don't align.
Without conflict, we couldn't learn. Discover, be ourselves, establish our identity. We would never protest, speak up for what's right, or walk away from things.
All of the most important beliefs I hold have, at some point or another, faced some type of debate or doubt. Isn't the point of life, after all, to be the best version of yourself that you can be?
It's time to stop running from hard experiences, to stop fighting the things that make us uncomfortable.
Embrace the conflict. Let it be a part of your story. Be thankful.