Do you recognise this? You’ve had a day full of work really well done, great encounters with other people and good feedback. But there was this one meeting, where you should have been more guarded. And so you have uncomfortable feelings! And thoughts: You said...
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“What makes a conversation difficult? Anticipation of all the bad things that can happen during or after it. What’s the antidote? Practice, Practice, Practice. In this week’s blog we share how you can set yourself up for confidence and emotional mastery in the difficult conversation you are dreading.
“What we resist, persists” is an often cited quote by Carl Jung.
And neuroscience backs him up: When we resist something, we remain stuck in the unconscious fight, flight, or freeze response. We cannot seem to stop complaining about our job, our boss, our pointless task.
To those around us, we sound like a broken record.
They can clearly see us feeding our negative feelings, trapped in thinking that we cannot do anything to change our situation and relationships. We’re the only ones who cannot see that, and because they don’t want to argue, our listeners just let us rant and tune out.