Negotiating isn't an art which just belongs only to certain people, so you should know that there are a few very important reasons why you should always negotiate when you are trying to obtain some benefits. Don’t get discouraged by thinking that you won’t be able to do it. Just like everything else, you can learn how to become an amazing negotiator and with a bit of practice and with a lot of patience, you will obtain those results you want in no time. Here are a few reasons why you should always negotiate, reasons you should definitely consider the next time you’re trying to obtain something, no matter how small or insignificant it might be.
1. Because You Can
One of the most important reasons why you should always negotiate is, of course, because you can and because sometimes you must do it if you want to obtain any benefit that you might deserve. In life, you won’t always receive everything you want, even if you worked really hard to get it, and that’s why, you should negotiate in order to obtain it. Never be afraid to negotiate because you’ll never know when you’ll succeed in getting what you want.
2. You Are as Strong as Your Partner
You should always be aware of the fact that you are as strong or as good or as qualified to negotiate as your partner. Don’t doubt yourself! You can even “move mountains” if you would only try. Trust yourself and your own strength! You are an amazing person who can achieve anything you desire. You just need to try and don’t let yourself get discouraged.
3. There Shouldn’t Be a Winner and a Loser
If you’ve always thought that in any negotiation should always be a winner and a loser, I must tell you that you may be mistaken, because this rule doesn’t apply to all negotiations. Now days people assume that everyone should win something, no matter how small that something might be. This strategy is called a win-win compromise and I’m pretty sure you’ve already heard of it.
4. You’ll Find out New Things
By negotiating, you’ll always find out new things. You’ll learn different negotiation strategies or you’ll find out some new information about that thing that made you want to negotiate in the first place. It’s also a good time to ask different questions you haven't had the chance to ask before and you will surely get your answers. Just be curios, because the things you’ll learn on that negotiation will definitely help you in the future and you will also improve your negotiation skills.
5. You’ll Learn to Cherish Things More
I know this may surprise you, but by negotiating, you’ll learn how to cherish things more, because, if you’ll manage to obtain what you wanted, you’ll know how much work you had to do in order to get it, how many compromises or concessions you had to make. You’ll also reevaluate your priorities and you’ll know if a thing is really worth fighting for or if you could live just as happy without it.
6. You’ll Experience New Things
Every negotiation is a unique experience and it’s also the perfect way to adjust your behavior and to constantly improve yourself and your skills. You’ll be able to test everything you’ve learned so far about the art of negotiation, whether you did it in school or by yourself, since you’ve always been passionate about this topic. The more negotiations you’ll experience, the better you’ll become as a negotiator.
7. To Fulfill Your Dreams
The most important reason you should always negotiate is to fulfill your dreams. You won’t be able to do it without any work or without a little luck. Dare to negotiate and to achieve your goals! Don’t be afraid that you might fail; you can always learn something from your mistakes. Need I say more or does just the thought of your dream coming true motivate you enough to at least try to negotiate?
Sometimes negotiating can be scary, especially if you are a bit shy or inexperienced. You shouldn’t be afraid though, because you will never know what you might obtain until you ask for it. Does negotiating make you nervous? Why do you think you should always negotiate? Do tell! I can’t wait to hear your opinion!