Daily Lift: Solutions Versus Blaming
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Daily Lift #230

Solutions Versus Blaming

When you find yourself in a conflict with someone, focus on finding solutions. This is in contrast to thinking and speaking in terms of blaming.

The question to ask yourself whenever you find yourself in a conflict is, "What can I say or do that might be a solution to this situation?"

In the vast majority of situations, refraining from blaming prevents a situation from getting worse. And then your mind is more likely to be free to think of potential solutions.

(from Rabbi Zelig Pliskin's book: Harmony with Others, p.21, www.artscroll.com)

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Visitor Comments: 1

(1) mysteries, January 10, 2010 1:06 PM

Blaming someone or something is an easy way to pass the buck. It can arrest any further discussion. It is harder to not blame and further think over in a optimistic manner. It only damages one's own mind if one wants to be negative and it is easy for others to follow suit because then nothing would have to be done regarding the topic.

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