How To Be Successful In Life – Just Let It Go
It’s Not That Hard to Stop an Argument
Admit it, you have got yourself into an argument more than once or twice in your entire life. You may think that it was unavoidable and it could not end any other way, but there was a way for you to have diffused or stopped it. Here are some of the points you can keep in mind to help you stop or avoid an argument.
Try to Calm Down
This is an essential step in trying to stop an argument. When two people are engaged in a heated debate, voices are oftentimes raised and tempers are usually flaring. Calming yourself down can help you take control of the situation and give your companion time to express the rest of his sentiments without another person shouting back at him.
The Easiest Way to Disagree Is to Agree
This bit of advice might sound pretty idiotic, but if you want to end an argument fast, agreeing with what the other person is saying even if you don’t truly agree with it is one of the quickest ways to stop an argument. Agreeing with the other person’s point will make them lose some of the steam that was building up behind the anger and will help both of you calm down enough to talk things over calmly.
Listen . . . or Pretend to Listen
Another simple solution to a very volatile situation is to open your ears and listen. It may be very hard for you to just let the other person go on about what he thinks without trying to add anything to the discussion but if keeping quiet and keeping your arguments to yourself is the only way to stop the rather heated exchange of words, then so be it. You do not really have to agree with what the other party is saying, you just have to keep quiet and appear to be listening to what is being said.
Try to Consider the Other Person’s Feelings
This is actually a way of putting an argument to rest. Try to see the argument from the other person’s point of view and how he feels about what you are arguing about. This can easily shed some light on some points you may have missed seeing while you were busy trying to get your side of the argument across.
Walk Away and Discuss It Another Day
When everything else fails, walk away. Leaving an argument that seems to be too hard to resolve may work for both you and the other party. The time away from each other can help you reassess his side and your side and you can both talk about it calmly another day. Any which way, it stops the argument altogether since you won’t be there to continue it with the other person.
There will always be that one particular argument that cannot be resolved, no matter what you try to do. The only solution to this kind of an argument is to let it go. No relationship is worth destroying over an argument so letting it go and moving on could be the best possible solution here.
To your success
Andy Shaw – A Bug Free Mind