When a difficulty arises today, try to delay any negative reaction. Think of possible solutions. Clarify your goal and ask yourself, "What is the best thing for me to say and do right now to reach my goal?" and, "What creative solution can I think of right now?"
Ask yourself: "What would a wise person suggest to me right now?" Try to arrive at a creative solution that will turn the difficulty into a triumph.
(see Rav Pliskin's "Anger: The Inner Teacher," p.342)
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