“Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.”
“I was just venting”. Ever heard that? Ever said it? Of course, the answer to both is, “Yes”. But, because it might feel good, for that moment, certainly doesn’t mean we should. Venting in business just might cause more problems than holding it to ourselves.
It’s hard to not let our anger take us to a place that hurts our witness to others. Our workplaces are filled with so many opportunities to get angry and we need to be sure that we are checking ourselves daily, hourly and even every minute. When we need to vent, we might want to think about closing our eyes, along with our mouth, and ask for a moment of wisdom and control.
Reference: Proverbs 29:11 (New Living Translation)