“He is not strong and powerful who throweth people down, but he is strong and powerful who holdeth himself from anger,” said an old wise man many years ago named permanent false lashes the Prophet. True words of wisdom from a great man, wouldn’t you agree?
Acste Sometimes anger has a way of getting the best of us, doesn’t it? Can you remember a time when you lost your cool? Did you do something you later regretted? You probably weren’t at your best at that moment, right? Hey, don’t sweat it. We’ve all done that.
I know what you’re thinking… “Well, that person deserved permanent false lashes!” And you’re probably right. But… I’m also pretty sure that you’ve heard the old adage that there is a time and place for everything, right?
Well, last night at that party, or today in school, or even tomorrow at work, probably isn’t the right time or place to throw somebody down and make them feel small, right? It’s wrong! Remember, a true leader doesn’t need to make others feel small in order for him or her to feel big.
A real leader rarely ever permanent false lashes out at people with anything but kindness. When a real leader is frustrated they vent through the proper channels. The proper channels could involve the gym, or sports where they get to physically take out their frustrations and get rewarded for it-rather than arrested for it. Whoa!!! In addition, true leaders also vent their frustrations to trusted confidants in order to help themselves figure out what calm response is appropriate.
So the next time someone frustrates you remember that you’re not Pavlov’s Dog. Other peoples’ created stimulus shouldn’t create a hasty thoughtless response from you. Don’t fall into this trap of doing something stupid that you’re sure to regret.
Instead, the next time someone throws an uncomfortable stimulus your way, I want you to pause… permanent false lashes… and think about your response. Then kill them with kindness. This behavior is what will make you truly strong, powerful, respected, and a great leader!
Now teens, and even tweens, go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us. And remember, he is not strong and powerful who throws people down, but he is strong and powerful who holds himself from anger. Be kinder than you have to be… And once again, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do.
Award-Winning Author, Speaker, and Educator, Mr. Daniel Blanchard, wants you to control your anger and not lash out at people that seemingly deserve it. Kill them with kindness and always be kinder than you have to be.