My heart raced as I saw a certain number pop up on my phone.
I was hurt, angry and tired of being misunderstood.
I answered the call with two goals in mind – to prove how right I was and how wrong they were. And that didn’t go over well.
I’m learning I can have a better approach by asking myself 3 questions ahead of time:
· What part of this issue can I own and apologize for?
· How can I soften my heart toward this person so I honor them despite how they react?
· If I knew this was being taped and shown to people I greatly respect, how would that change my reaction?
These questions are good to consider. If we control our reactions in the short-term, we won’t have to live with regret in the long-term.
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