Don’t Let the “Weeds” Ruin Your Garden and Your Relationships!

Spring Clean-up

It’s Spring Clean-up in my yard and gardens. My Yellow Organized Brain has already begun feeding, water and nurturing my trees, shrubs and perennial flower beds.

Amongst all the beauty of new growth are the fast growing dandilions, weeds, thistle, and unwanted grass, which grow everywhere I do not want them to grow. It is amazing how they grow without any special attention.

What Is A Weed?

A “Weed” is defined as a plant that grows vigorously, is not valued for where it grows and tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants. 

This observation reminded me that taking care of and weeding your own garden is a terrific metaphor for how we all could live our lives.

Brain Color “Weeding” Your Garden

Below are Brain Color Creative Problem Solving solutions of how to deal with individual(s) who are causing a conflict and/or growing weeds in your garden and/or theirs:

Yellow Brainers want to meet with the people and explain how and why their behavior is causing conflict.

Blue Brainers suggest giving people the opportunity to share their feelings, with a person they trust, about the conflict.

Green Brainers think the people should be candidly told one-on-one about the facts and why they are part of the conflict.

Orange Brainers recommend keeping an open mind, approach the person casually, and not making a “big deal” about the conflict.

Closing “Weeding” Toughts

Just image if everyone took excellent care of and nurtured the relationships in their families, homes, business, communities and countries and removed all the “weeds” in their own gardens (lives) before the “Weeds” ruined everything that was healthy and beautiful in their gardens (life) and someone else’s (life).

Utilize your Brain Colors to analyze and handle the “weeds” that grow in your physical or metaphorical garden and/or relationships?



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