I used to be one of those people who had to always get others to see my side of things and prove my point. I tried to control all the situations I was going through to get the outcome I wanted. I was such a fighter.
Thank God for growth.
In my effort to reduce stress and anxiety in my life, I’ve learned to pick and choose my battles. I had to realize that I’m not going to always agree with every decision someone makes nor is everything going to be perfect and go my way. It really works too.
According to the late Dr. Richard Carlson, life is full of opportunities to choose between making a big deal out of something or letting it go. Life is rarely the way we want it to be and if you always fight for this “perfect world,” you’ll be fighting your whole life!
Decide which battles are really worth your energy and the wounds that could come from it. One way to do this is to decide who and what is a priority to you. If it isn’t a priority, don’t stress over it. If you’re going to fight…make sure you’re fighting for something that actually matters. You have to master the art of deciding is something is worth the fight.