Don’t be surprised when your commitment to accountability is met by someone’s addiction to avoiding it.
It's happened before, and you'll likely bump into it in the future.
You are in the middle of what you thought would be a conversation, and suddenly feels like a confrontation.
The inability to agree on what the central issue is derails progress before it can leave the station. It’s impossible to make the necessary adjustments to move forward if you are talking two different languages. Both sides of the issue either set aside pride to get to a common starting point, or it’s a walk-away moment.
At some point, there has to be more value placed on walking away in humility that staying put because of pride. Those moments aren’t easy. They hurt. It's true that there is something to be said for learning from every experience. But at some point, you’ll have to let it go.
If you don’t?
That’s just another road that leads back to
pride being more important than progress.
That road isn't worth the trip.
From the desk of our founder, Brett W. Gould.