“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.” Thomas Jefferson
We live in a world that tends to react before thinking how to act appropriately. Social media sites fill spaces of information with the reactions of one person to the comments of another.
Sadly, most reaction is based on anger, a lack of adequate details, false information, misguided perspective, and multiple other emotions that tend to eliminate reason and good judgment.
Before we react, consider the difference made when we take a moment to think first and then act appropriately.
As Jefferson stated, the great advantage to be gained is always the path of remaining cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
In these moments, our minds possess a greater ability to think clearly and make decisions that affect how we act. We prevent heated arguments, snap decisions, incorrect accusations, wrong conclusions, and the regret of saying or doing something we cannot retract.
Of all people, leaders need to demonstrate this character as an example for others to follow. Such action will emulate our Savior.