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The Fine Art of Choosing Your Battles. by Daina Lynn. April 7, 2019. No Comments. Share it: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself, but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.

If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb. Choose Your Battles: A Guide for Smart People. Updated on July 20, 2019. Paula. more. No need to get my blood pressure up over someone else’s ignorance.

I try to practise the fine art of choosing my battles, like the hub says. I’m sure my sons would tell you about my “temper,” when they were young wild cubs but even then they’d use very. Pick Your Battles Bohdi Sanders writes an article teaching about the importance for warriors and martial artists to pick their battles. You can win every battle.

You must use wise strategies, such as Sun Tzu’s Art of War, in every conflict. Sun Tzu quotes can. People use the term “pick your battles” to suggest that people would be well-advised to select a specific issue of importance to focus on, rather than trying to deal with too many things at once.

Individuals may also hear this saying rendered as “choose your battles,” and many people append “wisely” when offering this piece of advice. But most experts agree: choosing your battles wisely is a much better way of life than battling out every disagreement. Although they may seem important at the time, most battles are NOT worth fighting.

According to Dr. Richard Carlson, author of Don’t. With a little luck, you’ll steer the conversation back on track, and turn choosing your battles into a way to win them. Photo: baki/ He has taught over 57,000 students the art.

CHOOSING YOUR BATTLES WISELY May 7, 2012 Parenting. share on: Sun Tzu is widely accepted as the author of The Art of War, a book of military strategy renowned for it timeless influence on warfare throughout history, even though it was written during the 4 th or 3 rd Centuries BC. Choose Your Battles Wisely by Don Have you ever found yourself in an argument that just wasn’t accomplishing anything, and think to yourself, I don’t know why I even opened my mouth?“Choose your battles wisely. After all, life isn’t measured by how many times you stood up to fight.

It’s not winning battles that makes you happy, but it’s how many times you turned away and chose to look into a better direction. Life is too short to spend it on warring. Fight only the most, most.

Choosing whether or not and how to take a stand as opposed to choosing a battle, creates a greater likelihood that what follows will be a respectful dialogue, rather.

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For what battle presented in stark form was one of the classic problems free men face: choosing between the rival claims of public responsibility and private wishes, or in eighteenth-century terms, choosing between virtue—devotion to the public trust—and personal liberty.

“The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789” by Robert Middlekauff
from The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789
by Robert Middlekauff
Oxford University Press, 2007

There’s an old aphorism that says “Choose your battles wisely.”

“Daily Guidance from Your Angels” by Doreen Virtue
from Daily Guidance from Your Angels
by Doreen Virtue
Hay House, Incorporated, 2008

Choosing this battle for my first wargame as a designer was not a matter of vanity or provocation, but simply because the opportunity presented itself.

“Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming” by Pat Harrigan, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, James F. Dunnigan
from Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming
by Pat Harrigan, Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, James F. Dunnigan
MIT Press, 2016

(12) If I may be allowed to bring forward once more the two last principles, the combination of them yields a maxim which, in the modern Art of War, may be regarded as the first among all causes of victory, that is: to follow up a great and decisive object with energy and perseverance.

“On War” by Carl Von Clausewitz, J. J. Graham, Jan Willem Honig, F. N. Maude
from On War
by Carl Von Clausewitz, J. J. Graham, et. al.
Barnes & Noble, 2004

Selecting a battle won by your side would give you the thrill of joining in the experience as well as the secure feeling of knowing the outcome.

“Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time” by J. Richard Gott
from Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time
by J. Richard Gott
Houghton Mifflin, 2002

The intellectual journey is necessary to ensure first that you select the right MWBs, and then that you choose the right supporting battles that need to be won to ensure victory in the main battles.

“Must-Win Battles” by Peter Killing, Thomas Malnight, Tracey Keys
from Must-Win Battles
by Peter Killing, Thomas Malnight, Tracey Keys
Pearson Education Limited, 2005

Battles have always been depicted in art.”

“Feminist Approaches to Media Theory and Research” by Dustin Harp, Jaime Loke, Ingrid Bachmann
from Feminist Approaches to Media Theory and Research
by Dustin Harp, Jaime Loke, Ingrid Bachmann
Springer International Publishing, 2018

Moreover, the object of all war is victory, and a purely defensive attitude can never bring about a successful decision, either in a battle or in a campaign.

“World War I: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes]: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection” by Spencer C. Tucker
from World War I: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [5 volumes]: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection
by Spencer C. Tucker
ABC-CLIO, 2014

The choices you make in the midst of the battle determine whether victory is won.

“Ferocious Warrior: Dismantle Your Enemy and Rise” by Cora Jakes-Coleman
from Ferocious Warrior: Dismantle Your Enemy and Rise
by Cora Jakes-Coleman

It is not about picking the wrong battles.

“The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results” by George B. Bradt, Jayme A. Check, Jorge E. Pedraza
from The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results
by George B. Bradt, Jayme A. Check, Jorge E. Pedraza
Wiley, 2011

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  • Exactly. What I thought was going to be a 6 month issue has turned into what’s probably going to be a year. Also, even though in my state if they break the parenting plan/decree and it says you are entitled to attorneys fees, that absolutely does not mean Ill get it. I have had to go into this knowing I’m going to be out about 10k+. What you think is going to be straightforward isn’t, It just isn’t. There is no such thing as “slam dunk” in family law matters. And even if your state makes you do mediation to resolve first as in the divorce, you most likely wont settle. It’s not in their best interest to settle because all this legal drama is MAJOR fuel for them. They LOVE being able to be the victim all over again. So, keep that in mind if you do decide to litigate anything. When I listed the Pros and Cons, it was a MAJOR con, and almost a deal breaker CON for me. That’s how seriously I took it. In the end I decided that it was better to let him have his drama and fuel than let my son live the way he was having to live.

  • 11:19 I wasted soo much energy trying to fight the system and in the end does not make any difference… if you get paid well do what your boss is telling you! if the pay is bad, get the fuck out of there and look for a better job!
    Dont wasted your energy on a company!

  • I agree with your overall statement but I think you missed something there. When you’re young, you don’t always pick a fight in order to win something. Much more often you do it to boost your self-esteem. It doesn’t matter for you that the prize was shit if you won the fight, if you’ve shown yourself to be better than someone else. But when you’re older, you’re more confident, you see how little it matters sometimes. And so you chase effectiveness, and don’t see a loss as a personal insult.

  • Brilliant advice. Very very true. Avoid lawyers at all costs. No pun intended. You’ll enter a financial spiral. My son hated his mother so much for good reasons and kept making her accountable she kicked him out. Problem solved.

  • When you’re strong it’s prudent to pick battles that are important to you, when you’re weak it’s important to pick battles you can win.

  • All the consequences you mention about the boss is objectively true but I have to disagree with the fact that those consequences are inherintly bad.
    I think it’s always beneficial to go against your boss if you are right even if your boss doesn’t have a boss.

    Why you ask?
    Because it’s a very good test to see if you can trust him, or if you should leave him.
    You see, it’s not only about the employers that chooses you it’s also about the employers you choose.
    Lets say your boss say we should do A and I claim we should do B.
    if B is right, and your boss listens to you and do B, you will gain confidence. You will trust yourself because you made a company do as you said and make the company succeed.
    if B is right, but your boss dismisses your idea and does A, you will realize how such a piece of shit he is, or at least, how incompetent he is in leading a company, and of course your boss is still gonna get pissed off at you and it will hurt your relationship with your boss. So what? if that battle made you lose your job even though it was proven that you were right, that is because you shouldn’t have worked for him in the first place.
    if A is right, and your boss does A, then it’s proven that you were wrong, and although the boss will have less trust for you, you will have more trust for him in his work of leading your company. You have gotten proof that your boss knows what he is doing and in a sense, that’s a good releaf, as it means you don’t need to engage in his responsibilities but can do your work and let him take the responsibility.
    The absolutely worst thing that can happen, is if A is right, but your boss listens to you and does B instead, and the company loses money. Your boss and collegues will loose credibility for you, and even worse is if you are the person who executes B. Then they can even charge you in debt. That’s why it’s so important you know from beforehand, that you are RIGHT. as long as you are not 100% sure you are right, never take the battle. but when you know you are right, TAKE THE BATTLE.

    I know this because I worked for an agency for several years. we got a boom in number of salesmen working on the streets in Oslo, but they used betrayal tactics to get customers, and I had to receive all the phones. I told my boss (the owner) that he should confront the salesboss and the salesmen on this, but he refused. in other words, I claimed B, but my boss did A, and was wrong.
    That meaned our salesboss got paid for thousands of customers that never payed but refused the bill, the company almost got bankrupt and All his successfull attempts to ask me to wait for my salary because we had to invest on “recruitment”, tooks its toll on my economy, as he didn’t have the money to pay the money he owned me, but instead the salesboss got all the money instead, for sales he never should have been paid for.

    If I never “took the battle” and confronted him, I would still have worked for him for my own ignorance, and the pattern would have started all over again.
    Now, I have all opportunities to find a new job, live cheap and happy, and save up some money, something I have never been able to do in the past.

    All and all, I still agree with your generall message pick your battles.

  • Lesson 1: Don’t waste your time and energy on trivial and unimportant issues.
    Lesson 2: Ultimately, nearly all of life’s issues are trivial and unimportant.

  • I just lost my cool five minutes ago… Had a friend try to put me down on my knowledge & call me retarded because he apperently knows more… This guy does this often. Today tho… Blew up on the guy and he sat their fucking blown away… Told me he’s gonna smoke his bowl and go. I’m like fuck that smack his bowl out and tell him to get the fuck out. Probably didn’t handle that right. I usually handle his dumb ass antics pretty well but recently man. Beta mode is out the fucking window..

  • An example of losing to win is in wrestling when bad guys with championship belts disqualify themselves in a match so they lose the match but not the belt

  • Just curius: in minute 17 you said “11 in the morning here in London” but in one of your other videos you mentioned you are in Ukraine. So did you move or what happened?

  • You’re mostly right, but some battles are obvious lose-lose, yet are nonetheless unavoidable for all but the dedicated opportunist. The public wife-beater, the public child abuser, shoplifters, armed robbers, etc. This said, a lot of people are dedicated opportunists.

  • By arguing with others you give them validity and power to control you. I’ve learned to ignore most arguments even if they do want me to fight back. There’s nothing people hate more than being ignored.

  • Good point here coach. I have to ask though, you said that with women most if not all the time, your decision should be followed. Does picking your battles only be followed with other and not with women where you should definitely win most of the time?

  • Control freak here. Was confused till 28 29.. Now 32, on track, serendipity that I found you here! Reassuring that I am on the right track coach, you are like a real father figure, wanna be a man like you to my children (if happens), much regards from India