Controlling the urge to swing into action

There are times when people say and do things that appear to make no sense. But remember, anything you say now is based on incomplete and likely inaccurate information. Allow for the situation to unfold and for a more solid picture to emerge before you speak up.

Even in a gunfight, after the shooting starts, you must further assess what’s happening. If you’re being shot at from the north, you obviously need your team to return fire, but you can’t immediately commit your forces to maneuvering on the enemy in the north.

You must estimate the size of the opposition, terrain, and dynamics of the battlefield to make sure it’s the right decision.

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