Let it shine . . .

“All polishing is done by friction.”

Some wise words from Mary Parker Follett on how to set conflict to work for us, reminding us that sometimes we can capitalize on, rather than eliminate, it.  In its literal sense, friction can be necessary and therefore a positive experience – take, for example the friction that’s needed to transmit power by belts on a machine; the friction between bow and string that’s needed to produce music on a violin.

If we have to endure a little pain or discomfort or struggle to get to a good place, so be it.  It’s the learning we get from that journey that will be most significant.

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