The thing about getting to the resolution of a conflict situation is that it is a long road, from the initiation of a conflict to a resolution of a conflict.
And since it’s a long road, the bumps, the twists and the turns are what interests us as spectators. Those of us in the audience are here to witness the journey, not the outcome.
Except: When all the audience is interested in hearing about—or giving their limited attention to—is a boiled down summation of the process, with a list of steps for how to get to end and be done, then there is little about experiencing (or explaining) the moments along the road that can hold the audience’s interest.
The path of conflict requires those of us who have been along the path to provide wisdom—and not shortcuts—to encourage and inspire people to walk the same path. And to stick with walking it when the outcome seems in doubt.
The bumps along the road include opportunities to attain the following traits and skills (in alphabetical order):
Satisfaction (from a job well done)
There will always be adversity. You will always have conflicts, trials, and tribulations. Be of good cheer, and show others the path.
Because there ain’t no app, shortcut, or listicle, for getting the wisdom from walking the path.