The key to untangling a pile of string is not to try and fix things all at once but to prevent them from getting worst.
Resolving an #argument is similar. There is no one “right” way to fix the situation, but many ways to antagonize it.
Good and bad decisions compound over time. We can increase our chances of success by designing systems and processes that help eliminate the obviously bad ones that detract us from the desired outcome.
From there, all that remains is to stay focused, adaptable, and aware of the situation as it evolves.
Of course, most real-world situations aren’t as infinitely patient as a pile of string – so factor #time into your strategy.