Choose One's Battles Wisely
Any fool can criticize, complain, condemn and most fools do.
Picking your battles is impressive and fighting them fairly is
- Dale Carnegie
Today’s idiom is to pick or choose one’s battles wisely. It means that one shouldn’t fight over silly little things that are not worth fighting over; to be clever about which arguments you enter into and to save your fighting for the more important issues in life (of which there are enough!). Admittedly, ❛choosing❜ the battles one is going to fight and fighting them ❛fairly❜ is, in fact, impressive. It takes a lot of wisdom and self-control - as any parent, employee, customer, boss, spouse or in-law will tell you!
Here are some article titles containing the expression:
To Get Ahead, Choose Your Battles Wisely (Career Advice Examiner, 28 October 2011, David Creys)
Parenting Teen Tip - Choose Battles Wisely (EzineArticles.com, 2 May 2009, Jay Korner)
These articles tell us how important it is to choose your battles wisely in your career and as a parent - which is not always easy. Choosing your battles wisely is considered by many to be one of the best pieces of advice in life. Do you agree?