Conflict Brings Clarity dan skognes motivation blogger speaker teacher trainer educator 2Let’s face it, most people don’t like conflict. In fact, some people will literally run from it. But you know what? Conflict is not only a necessary part of life, it is GOOD for you!  Conflict brings clarity like nothing else can.

Managing conflict is possible if you keep these points in mind:

  • The conflict you are experiencing can bring you positive results. You may have to let that sink in, but good can and will come out of it if you allow it to.
  • Conflict is not something we can avoid in life. We will face conflict in many forms every day. Some of it will come from other people, some from the circumstances we face, and some from our own mind. So, expect it one way or the other and be prepared to respond vs react.
  • How does conflict bring clarity? It brings to mind solutions that otherwise might never cross your mind. The greater the conflict, the greater the clarity. Of course, everyone has their limits and everyone can be overcome at some point…but that point is much further than most of us like to admit. We are uniquely created to endure, adapt, and create solutions to incredible obstacles.
  • Conflict is not the source of stress. How you react to it is the source of stress. Some people will look at the same conflict and be invigorated and energized. What is the difference? The mindset, the attitude, and the determination to overcome. You can become the victim or the victor. That is up to you, regardless of the conflict.
  • Keep in mind that most conflicts are not for life. They are for a season. Everyone can fight the bear for a while.

If you are in a season of conflict, don’t give up. Don’t despair. Don’t quit. Learn the lessons, find solutions, and endure. The strength you will find from having endured will not only carry you further, it will encourage others who are watching how you respond. And trust me, someone is always watching.


Dan Skognes

3 Responses to “Conflict”

  1. Ganzymalgwi says:

    Must conflict are defining moments, when we get to know who we are.

  2. Dawn Smith-Henry says:

    Dan, I am so inspired and encouraged by your posts. Keep them coming!! In terms of conflict, the challenge I now face is internal: I need to re-brand for the job market and I am in the throes of trying to figure out the best way to go about this. Sometimes I get discouraged, but at the end of the day I get up, dust myself off and just keep going.
    By the way, any suggestions on re-branding?

    • Dan Skognes says:

      Rebranding assumes you know what you are going to do. If you are to rebrand successfully, you have to define exactly what that looks like, determine what resources are necessary to achieve it, then pursue it with passion. I appreciate your feedback. Seek wisdom from God in what you should do. His Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. It may take you in directions that you never imagined. Shalom! Dan

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