In a controversy the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
We all get angry from time to time. The tension builds, a situation seems insurmountable, a task wasn’t completed as we would have expected. Perhaps a key customer, or even a spouse, is angry.
Very few decisions, actions, or issues are truly catastrophic. Don’t elevate them to that level through your own response.
Be mindful and realistic about the worst-case outcome. What will the situation look like in hindsight a year from now. Will you even remember it? Can it be turned into a positive mentoring or learning opportunity for you, your team, or your family?
Count to ten. Just chill.