“Picking Your Battles” implies that one should know when to fight for a cause and when to let go and accept the situation. Fighting for every cause may label one as a rebel and accepting every thing as it is may seem submissive. Finding the balance and knowing which battles to pick is the key.
As you ponder which battleground to enter or what steps to take, consider these wise sayings to help navigate your path.
* Stand up for yourself even if no one is on your side.
* The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.
* Don’t sweat the small stuff.
* You don’t have to show up to every argument you’re invited to. (Mandy Hale).
* He will win who know when to fight and when not to fight. (Sun Tzu).
* Some things are not worth fighting for.
* Don’t let stupid things break your happiness.
* Don’t let things that don’t matter cause you to lose something that does.
* Weak people revenge; strong people forgive; intelligent people ignore.
* Not every battle is yours to fight.
* You have enemies. Good. That means that you’ve stood up for something sometime in your life. (Winston Churchill).
* Accept that the past is over. Some things are better left alone.
* Pick battles big enough to win and small enough to matter.
* A grace taunt is worth a thousand insults. (Louis Nizer).
* The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
* 4 Things you can’t recover. The stone after the throw. The word after it’s said. The occasion after it is missed. The time after it is gone.
* Some battles are not yours, it’s the Lord. (2 Chronicles 20:15).
Personally, physical warfare is not my thing. As a writer, I have learned that the pen is mightier than the sword. It is effective and has tremendous therapeutic value. Words are ever lasting. They bruise the best!
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