The most powerful person you will ever encounter is someone with discipline and self control. The inability to ‘pull up’ has cost people jobs, marriages, friendships and even their lives. True power is shown by taking the high road when you are fronted on, embarassed, or challenged. It’s keeping your mouth shut when you don’t want to but wisdom tells you that you need to.
James 3:4-5 ESV – Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!