I discovered a few months ago that most if not all of the conflicts or problems I have, internally or externally, are the result of my acceptance/approval seeking behavior. If I could just somehow turn that off on the deepest level, my actions would naturally be more at ease and come from a place of deep honesty. πŸ€”πŸ’«


Strongly recommend analyzing your interpersonal conflict! It was pretty eye-opening. For example, I thought about this one specific coworker who I just cannot communicate with smoothly. I realized it is because his communication style is so different than mine that I can't tell if he likes me or not, in a coworkerly way. Why does he have to like me for me to be able to calmly and clearly communicate with him? It's because of my desire for acceptance/approval. Knowing this, I can move past it!

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