March 9th, 2009
Are you sure you have the energy to “fix” your difficult person? Most people decide to deal with their difficult person the same way they decide to get in shape – and go way overboard! Have you ever decided today was the day you were going to get in shape and went out and ran 10 miles? Or planned to go to the gym seven days this week? Exactly what we shouldn’t be doing with our difficult person.
Choose one issue you want to deal with, and deal with that one only. Leave the others on the side for a while. Don’t try to attack everything about them – there are consequences.
And remember, you still have to deal with them the next day. To remind you of that important message, read a past article about “After the Confrontation” here www.DealingWithDifficultPeople.org/article.php?id=74