Have you ever been so mad that you wanted to quit your job on the spot or wanted to tell your child exactly what’s on your mind?

We all have.

Here is a good rule of thumb to follow: Wait 48 hours before you say anything.

Why 48 hours? Because you will feel different then from how you feel right now.

Sure, it’s possible to feel frustrated after 48 hours but this gives you the appropriate amount of time to move from reacting to responding to a situation.

The thing is, the person you are going to war against is probably not ready to hear from you either.

Don’t underestimate the importance of a cooling-off period.

I’m convinced the world and the people within it are not conspiring maliciously for your demise but rather it is incompetence and fear that gets in the way of so much of what we seek to change.

When we can shed the narrative of, “they’re wrong” a bunch of things can begin to open up.