When we loses our temper and/or say something unkind or unconstructive, three things tend to be true:
(1) Losing our temper diminished the long term value of our message.
(2) Our reasons for being upset were not completely wrong.
(3) Our reasons for being upset were not completely right.
I’ve been thinking about these ideas of late and attempting to internalize them. When I do remember them, I respond more constructively than I would have otherwise.
More reminders to self needed.