Is this useful?

“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Often it is easy to justify your anger and make up excuses that it is reasonable to “get something off your chest” or okay to “let your passion show through” but I can’t think of one time when I have said or done something in a moment of anger that I didn’t regret upon further thought or reflection.

Anger is a completely normal emotion and a very acceptable response to many situations. However it isn’t always helpful. The single best question I have ever been taught to think about during an emotional response is; “is this useful?”

When angered take a moment to pause and ask yourself “is this anger useful” and then make a deliberate and intentional decision to act, if necessary.

What would you teach yourself?

“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If you could go back in time and give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be?

What is the single most important lesson you have learned, thus far, that you would want yourself to know 10 years ago? 20 years ago?

What would have the answer to that question have been one year ago? Five years ago?

The beauty of a life spent continually learning is that the more you learn the more you realize you need to know. What lessons are you learning right now that you will be able to apply through the remainder of your life?

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