How To Deal With Your Enemies
We all have people that we don’t get along with or don’t see eye to eye with. Or maybe you have a more extreme case where you actually have someone who you consider to be an enemy or rival. Either way, these people can have a major negative influence on our lives if we allow them to. Here’s how to rise above it and deal with your enemies:
Keep it classy. This is also known as taking the high road, or being the bigger person. Even if there is a lot of animosity between the two of you, you don’t ever need to resort to petty, immature or nasty behavior. You don’t have to like them, and you can’t control how they feel about you, but you can control your actions and behavior. Resist the urge to stoop to seeking revenge, humiliating them in public, talking trash about them behind their back, or just being nasty in general. It will quickly escalate from there and you won’t feel good about yourself. Even if they are being a jerk try to refrain from doing the same and keep your behavior classy and you’ll never regret it.
Form an army of support. Instead of focusing on the one person who doesn’t like you, focus on all of the people who do love and support you. Create an imaginary army of all of those people. Imagine them marching behind you when you have to face your enemies and you’ll instantly feel stronger and more supported.
Kill them with kindness. Instead of being rude or snarky, try approaching them with a kind attitude. You might be faking it on the inside, but try smiling and being polite. You might be able to diffuse a tense situation or keep things from escalating if you can act nicely and be civil towards them. They’ll feel stupid if they keep trying to instigate a war when you’re being friendly.