When you agree with your worthy opponent, it leaves that opponent defenseless and without need of armament. To offer no resistance makes it easy for you to be amicable, and over time, the one who thought they were your enemy finds no further reward in that role and it is easy to, then, let go. When your resistance is released, it clears your thinking to see things from all angles and all aspects.
It has been said, ‘All managers are leaders, but all leaders are not managers.’ That is true of oneself as well. You can self-manage and get things done, or you can self-lead and compel and assist yourself to become all that you can be – who you truly are.