A popular doodle illustrating “What People Think Success Looks Like Vs. What It Really Looks Like” has created a buzz online. In the image, ideal success is portrayed as a straight 45 degree arrow, constantly and steadily increasing. The image of what success really looks like is still an arrow moving up, but it resembles a bird’s nest with twists, turns and knots along the way. This twitter-popular image is simple, yet so true. The road to success is certainly not a straight upward arrow! There will always be knots to untie and challenges to overcome, that’s why conflict management skills are essential for success.
Legendary basketball player and coach John Wooden once said, “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” This quote perfectly illustrates how dealing with conflicts can effectively lead to success.