An Important Life and Leadership Principle

Here is a life and leadership principle I have learned the hard way:

Don’t try to handle a problem or make important decisions when you are angry or highly emotional.

You will say things you don’t really mean to say, hurt feelings you don’t intend to hurt, and come to conclusions you will later wish you hadn’t reached. This is especially true of handling corrective issues or addressing something in which you do not agree.

Whether it is in the workplace, family or in friendships, if you can’t think rationally, wait until your emotions calm before you act.

Have you been guilty of acting in anger?  How did that turn out for you?

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