By Casey Grey
Disagreements are not fun.
Unless you are a lawyer who makes your living on people who have trouble agreeing, it's likely not something you look forward to.
But what if you looked at disagreements differently?
What if each disagreement was an opportunity?
An opportunity to learn.
An opportunity to learn about the subject you are disagreeing on as well as an opportunity to learn more about the person you are disagreeing with.
Disagreements give you insight, knowledge and wisdom.
If everybody agreed all the time, how would that affect our world?
I bet we would get bored pretty quickly since we would already know everything and there were be nothing new for us to learn.
Relationships do not come without disagreements.
If you expect to never disagree with your business partner, your spouse, your kids or your co-workers, you are living in a fantasy world. A fantasy world I would not like to be a part of.
The way to measure the quality of a relationship is how it is at the end of the disagreement. Is it stronger or weaker?
If you have a relationship that never has a disagreement, you may want to look at it closely. It may not be healthy and you may be missing something quite important...
Speaking about disagreements, this weeks podcast episode on Lean In features Tarek Mounib of the newly released documentary, Free Trip To Egypt. The whole basis of the movie is based around disagreements. The episode will be released on Thursday. If you have not subscribed to the podcast yet, you can do so on Apple Podcasts or Google Play Music.