Sunday, December 9, 2012

When In Doubt, Don't Be a Dumbass (Quickie)

Thought I'd share with you some good advice I was given by a family friend.
Technically it was about legal negotiations, but I think it applies to any situation that requires quick thinking & action.
It's the 3 C's.
It's pretty damn simplistic, but that's important in tight spots.

When given no extended time, regulate your necessary impulsive decisions with 3 rules:
  • Act with confidence: it doesn't matter if you are an expert or an amateur; your words are only as strong as the voice that projects them.
  • Always avoid contention: while planned out actions can placate emotion, knee-jerk reactions tend to always include anger and irrational logic; in other words, don't be a close minded jackass because there is a damn good chance you are actually wrong.
  • Never, ever lose your calm: the most simple yet most difficult to master. No matter what emotions you feel or personal offense you perceive, act like a reserved badass. People tend to listen to them.

Just something to consider the next time you're contemplating punching that rather massive douche for taking a beer.
It would be a confident move, I'll admit.

Then again, I'm not vouching for your insurance company covering the plastic surgery necessary afterwards.

Peace.
JF.


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