Jan 23, 2017 07:56 PM EST

Run From Revenge: How Avoiding Vengeful Actions Protect Your Business

Revenge can ruin your business.
Co-workers talking in the office.
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To seek revenge against the people who did you wrong is a normal reaction. Fortunately, humans are equipped with the mental and emotional power to disregard this instinct and focus on things that matter most.

Revenge can be sweet if beautifully executed as shown in Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo. However, most often than not, revenge plots go awry and they end up hurting the plotter instead of the intended recipient of the vengeful actions.

When it comes to business and ventures, it is best to avoid the thoughts of getting revenge no matter how other people's actions hurt you. Keep in mind that what hurts you will also impact your business, according to a report by Forbes.

For example, if your revenge plan backfires, your reputation can be blown into pieces. This means that you will lose your clients' trust just because you did not learn to let go of the thing that hurt you.

You must also keep in mind that people sometimes do not realize that their actions hurt others. In issues like this, it is best to initiate an open discussion with the person that did you wrong. Focusing on your hurt will not make it go away, so you better go up to the culprit and tell that person why you think what he or she did was wrong.

For employees, getting revenge on an awful coworker can lead to your termination, so best to avoid it. If you can't stand the working environment, stealing little stuff as "revenge" will not give you the satisfaction you are looking for, so it is better if you quit your job and find a new working environment, CBC reported.

Stress plays a huge role on the tone of your working and business environment. If you want to avoid one of the more stressful jobs out there, Jobs & Hire listed the professions that tend to be quite stressful.

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