Emotional Fitness Training teaches the importance of stopping to think before acting, particularly when strong emotions suggest the need for immediate action. In times of danger we are programmed to feel, act and, only if we survive, think. Moreover, we often are told to follow our gut, our heart, our instincts when deciding how to act. This article supports the basic premise of Emotional Fitness Training and details some barriers to acting wisely. The article also is a soft sell for Wray Herbert’s book On Second Thought, the information in the article was good enough to make me think about buying the book.