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Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople

Motivational Quote - When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the fire department generally uses water.

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Sometimes it seems like arguments erupt out of no where. All of a sudden, a full-blown screaming match is taking place, and you’re left wondering where it started. If somebody confronts you in a loud, aggressive manner, it almost seems natural for your attitude to be the same way. But think about what you are trying to accomplish. Maybe you want to be left with hurt feelings and a sore throat. But, the more likely scenario that you are trying to accomplish would probably involve something more along the lines of an agreement, a compromise. So instead of shouting back at the person, take a second, take a few deep breathes, and compose your thoughts. Remain calm, even if the opposing person is unable to accomplish this for him or herself. Talk with an even tone, and pretty soon, you’ll get your message across without having to raise your voice.

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6/20/2013 7:56:44 AM

KDSTAP's SparkPage
This will be helpful this weekend


4/28/2013 9:52:05 PM

HAPPY904's SparkPage
I always feels that uick to listen and very slow to speak gives a better understanding to life.


8/8/2012 2:04:33 PM

I seriously need this one for my fridge!


8/6/2012 11:38:09 AM

1MOLLY5's SparkPage
I love the inspiration. And how it serves what I needed to see in order to LOL today.


8/3/2012 11:49:15 AM

Eight have a good one trying to figure out where the other person is coming from is really the first step in getting over this problem and coming to an agreement or compromise.


8/3/2012 3:18:39 AM

Love this quote and the comments that have been written


4/16/2012 9:13:19 PM

MAYBER's SparkPage
It is very hard to calm yourself in the midst of chaos
Be the bigger person and walk away or at least STOP and think
Is this argument worth the hurt it is causing
One day at a time


4/16/2012 2:55:44 PM

Shouting and screaming can accomplish little. Maintain your dignity by remaining cool under pressure... Didn't your mama teach you this?! (smile)


4/16/2012 9:10:27 AM

8HABIT's SparkPage
To quote Covey, "Seek first to understand, then to be understood". Understanding what the other person is feeling or thinking, prevents so many arguements.

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