In the episode Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There, from Seth Godin’s Akimbo podcast, he talked about empathy in a powerful way.
“If you care about the outcome…and if I knew what you knew, if I wanted what you wanted, been exposed to what you’ve been exposed to –
What story would resonate with me and letting go of our own self satisfaction and certainty in our correctness and imagining for a minute that we believe what they believe, that we know what they know and want what they want.
Then what story has to show up?”
There is a way to both get what each of you want. It takes generosity and a willingness to learn about a different perspective.