You ever have someone say/write something to you and you mind begins spinning — not out of confusion but because there are too many ways to respond to it? It’s like walking into a candy store, just so many juicy counterattack options. I’m good at those.
BUT, I’m proud to report that I responded — a difference from reacted — very calmly and neutrally to the email and let it go. That’s a step forward from how I might’ve handled things two (years, months, weeks) ago.
My favorite author Robert Greene advised me that any time you react to another person — even just to argue with them or verbally shut them down — you open yourself to their influence. And you know what Jay-Z said about arguing with fools.
Shout out to Napoleon Hill.