Picking your battles wisely: September call to action

Do you pick your battle well?

  1. Reactions one:
  • I believe knowing what’s important is the key to happiness (3)
  • I understand that things don’t always work out the way I planned (3)
  • I know which battles are worth fighting and which are better left alone (3)
  • I expect that people will disagree with me from time to time (3)
  • I listen with an open mind (3)
  • I rarely argue with my family about any short-term travel plans (3)
  • if a stranger cuts off while I’m driving I just shrug and drive away (3)
  • I rarely take the time to react to someone’s minor mistake (3)
  • when my neighbors are noisy, I ignore it (3)
  • an evening out is seldom a source of argument for me. (3)
  1. Reactions two:
  • fighting for the things I believe in is essential to my happiness (2)
  • I believe that things will usually work out the way I planned (2)
  • I fight for things I believe in, but I know when to call a “cease-fire.” (2)
  • sometimes it bothers me when people don’t see things my way (2)
  • I am willing to listen but still like to have the last word (2)
  • I sometimes argue with my family about allowing enough time to get to a place (2)
  • if a stranger cuts off while I’m driving, I usually mutter under my breath (2)
  • I someone react to minor mistakes (2)
  • when my neighbors are noisy, I politely ask them to be quiet (2)
  • I sometimes argue with friends about which restaurant or movie to go to (2)
  1. reactions three:
  • I frequently argue with friends about which restaurant or movie to go to (1)
  • when my neighbors are noisy, I call the police.(1)
  • I always react to someone’s mistake, no matter how small it may be (1)
  • if a stranger cuts off while I’m driving, I drive beside the car and start to scream (1)
  • I often argue with my family about how much time it takes to get someplace (1)
  • I always have to have the last word (1)
  • I get angry when people don’t agree with me (1)
  • everything I believe to be true is worth fighting for, no matter how small (1)
  • I expect that things will always work out the way I planned (1)
  • My prescription for happiness is to win every argument (1)

Results:

  • 53-60: you often pick your battles well and not much provokes you to react negatively, life is too short to fight a war against injustice.
  • 32-50: Not down right reactant, you sometimes get ticked at oppositional challenging circumstances
  • 21-30:defensive perhaps but sometimes you wonder why you have to fight so often to survive
  • 1-20: everything is a battle and you are always on the offensive.

Remember how you see life determines how you react to challenges and opposition. Love can feel like a battle against injustice where in order to survive you must fight to keep what you have. Picking your battles well means knowing when to fight back and when to just let things go. Life is too short to die over a sense of indignant injustice. Most of us don’t daily fight a war where we are in a position of be killed or fight back!

About calls to action

This blog was set up as proof of the personal spiritual nature of my marriage and foundational couple beliefs. It is in no way connected to the nonprofit that follow the beginnings of this page. My calls to action are designed to clarify my husband's ministry focuses as a humanitarian.
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