Sometimes, when we feel like doing something brash, we need to step back and ask ourselves the following question —
Will [fill in the blank] fix the situation?
In other words…
Will losing my temper and sending a nasty email fix the situation?
Will pining the blame on someone else fix the situation?
Will getting offended and taking things personally fix the situation?
Will rolling my eyes and making someone else feel less fix the situation?
When we take the time to step back and ask ourselves these questions, 9 out of 10 times we will find the answer to be no. While losing your temper and sending the nasty email might feel good (at first), rarely does it fix the bigger problem you’re trying to solve — rarely does it fix the situation.
By Cole Schafer.
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