July 7, 2023

Let Things Go

People can think and say awful things about you. They can try to undermine you. They can make wrong decisions and blame you for the consequences. They can react negatively to something well-meant and throw a tantrum.

You disagree. You might want to fight back. To argue. But in many cases, it's best to let them go. To give them this, graciously, so that you can get what you truly want.

As Bert Cooper said in Mad Men:

It's about letting things go, so you can get what you want.

It's about thinking two to ten steps ahead, using the small, short-term discomforts to get you there.