(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)

“I don’t have to attend every fight I’m invited to.”

A Course in Miracles

Coaching Point: I laughed out loud when I first read this. Because I realized I had been susceptible to, shall we say, energetic engagement in debates which hadn’t add any real value to my life. It was a kind of sport.

No more.

Plenty of folks like to forcibly state their opinions on a variety of topics. Trolling, looking for someone to bite their verbal bait.

Well, I neither enjoy nor benefit from fighting, so I no longer accept their invitations.

A good discussion? A teaching? A well-considered speech? Sure, I’m all for learning and growing. Engage with me. Help me see things differently. But fight? No, thank you.

How do you respond to their invitations to a fight?

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