Too often, when faced with difficult situations, we think in extremes. We either shut down or blow up. That’s understandable, but it’s inexcusable.
We are much more powerful than that, and the people we love deserve better from us. When you’re pushed, you always have the choice as to how you’re going to act. When you’re slighted, you have to choice as to how you’ll respond. It’s not the easy way; it’s the better way.
So, give yourself a chance to choose by pushing the pause button instead of simply reacting. Choose to be choosey.