“You want more control in these moments. Let me tell you the secret. Combatting frustration is not about gaining more control. It’s about letting go. Not about letting your anger go, but letting go of the need to absolutely control the situation.”
I immediately think of the incident that brought me into his office. I was working from home and my five-year-old happened to be with me. I had a hard deadline approaching and all my little one wanted was to show me her robot rainbow drawing. She asked repeatedly and finally I snapped, “I don’t have time! This is what’s important!” I said pointing to my computer screen.