Managing difficult people and the 12 steps in planning and preparation is something we talked about in the previous difficult people post. We considered Steps 1 and 2 in the previous post, let’s learn more about Steps 3 and 4.
STEP 3 IN CHANGING YOUR MINDSET ABOUT THESE PEOPLE
We have often discussed the power of your mind in relation to dealing with difficult people. Let’s take this further.
Most often we consider these really difficult people to be a big problem. They are seen as frustrating, demanding and very stressful. However, if you decide to change your mindset and outlook, you will change the way you then respond in handling difficult people.
What if you decide that the difficult people that come into your life are not problems but challenges for you?
They are there for you to learn some very important lessons and challenge yourself to deal with difficult people now and in the future.
STEP 4 IN CHANGING YOUR RESPONSES TO OTHERS
When you change your mindset, then this automatically changes your responses in dealing with people. If you look upon it all as a challenge then you will look for new ways to change your responses and behavior to meet these challenges. Your altered outlook will ensure that you are now searching for more effective strategies in handling difficult people.
MORE IDEAS IN DEALING WITH PEOPLE
In our next post we’ll explore more ideas on the 12 steps for you in your personal and working life and managing difficult people.