If the blow-out protector had worked, there would be no oil spill. And if the circuit breaker on Wall Street had worked, then the Dow would not have dived.
These are only the two most recent examples where a working off-switch or a functioning stop light would have been rather nice.
This got me thinking. Is your blow-out protector working? Is your circuit breaker functioning? Or do you make a habit of losing your cool?
Come on! Don’t be shy. You’re not alone. In this crazy world we all run the risk of blowing our tops and melting our circuits. What matters are the precautions you take – count to ten; bite your tongue; walk away; whatever works for you.
Me? Well, I’m air-cooled. I simply breathe, deeply, slowly.
Remember, it’s really not cool to lose your cool. Not only to you make a mess of things. You also destroy any value you could have added.
I’m James McIntosh at nonsenseatwork.com
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