In Others’ Words: When Walking Away is the Wise Choice
I’m all for staying and finishing the tough conversation. Or the seemingly unsolvable argument. Or the why-did-I-ever-commit-to-this project.
But there are times when the best thing to do is to walk away. Take a time out. Not forever … but for a time. A day or two. Several weeks, if need be.
If you’re in conflict with someone else, this walking away isn’t a time to re-arm yourself so that you can come back and prove yourself right. No. It’s a pause to reconsider avenues for reconciliation.
If you’re facing a problem that seems greater than you … that seems to be winning the day … then as today’s quote says, the problem will still be there when you get back. But you’ve taken time to regroup. To pray. To gather wisdom and insight from others who’ve been where you are now and won the battle. You’ve gathered the strength to try, try again.
Walking away isn’t always quitting. Sometimes walking away is the wise choice — the way toward strength.
In Your Words: When has walking away been the best choice for you — helping you to ultimately resolve a problem or better face a challenge?
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