by Michael Holland    

Watching a mom in Panera Bread yesterday ignore her 3- year-old son’s tantrum – which was likely his umpteenth tantrum of the day – puts great perspective on a Power Thought from Norman Vincent Peale.

“It isn’t worth it to spend $1,000 worth of emotion on a five-cent irritation”

With all the irritations that come your way – in person, via email, through networking – how are you investing your emotions?

Great leaders discern which battle they will fight and where to appropriately seize upon learning moments and as importantly, when to ignore those five-cent irritations.