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Anger doesn't solve anything. It builds nothing, but it can destroy anything.
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven or not forgotten.
Before you speak...THINK!
T - is it TRUE?
H - is it HELPFUL?
I - is it INSPIRING?
N - is it NECESSARY?
K - is it KIND?
I read a story from the book How To Deal With Difficult People by Bo Sanchez. There was a boy who had a bad temper.
His father told him, "Son, every time you're angry, get a nail, and hammer it on the fence."
The son did as instructed.
On the first day, he hammered 37 nails on their wooden fence. But as the days went by, he hammered fewer nails each day. He realized it was easier to tame his anger than to hammer nails.
Finally, a day came when he didn't hammer a single nail. The boy went to his father and told him the good news.
"Dad, I'm able to control my anger already."
The father said, "Congratulations, son. I'm happy for you. Come, let's remove the nails from the fence."
As the son pulled out the last nail from the wooden fence, the father said, "Son, do you see what I see?"
"Nail holes," the son said, "Lots of them."
The father looked him in the eye and said, "Son, next time you want to say angry words, remember this fence.
Even if you apologize later, angry words leave a scar in the hearts of people. Even if you're forgiven, that scar remains for a long time. Just stop.
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
Practice the pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And whenever you pause, pray.
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Hi, I'm Ralph Gregore Masalihit!
An RFP Graduate (Registered Financial Planner Institute - Philippines).
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