ANGER is amazing when we’re angry enough. It can fire us up to find a solution, right on the spot!
If I’m angry from facing the same problem day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year with no change in sight, it means I AM THE PROBLEM.
It is also a clear indication of Wasted Anger. It shows we’ve been busy directing that charge of energy towards a torrent of counter productive, “feel good” verbal bashing–doing nothing constructive about the issue.
Use and manage anger.
Let it direct and motivate you and I towards finding an actual solution.
The good news is, if we’re still not getting it, PAIN is a very good motivator. It comes in increasing doses until we’re finally forced to surrender and do something about it.
I’m writing this post right after a jubilant moment of riding that wave of anger through to finding a solution.
Now I can stop cursing out loud and going into shock every time I have my earphones on, music blasting at full volume, only to have my ears bombed by a whatsapp notification! It’s so loud I once heard a popping sound go off in my skull. It’s a mini explosion. And it feels like I’ve been punched in my head by an invisible fist!
Right after the ‘assault’, I’d frantically find the non-existent silent option for whatsapp. Every time, I’d find the same thing. There is no such option, except for mute in group chats.
But today is the day I had enough. I got angry enough to stop doing what I’ve always done, yet expecting different results. I got angry enough to ask for help. My boys figured it out in a few seconds. I finally found the NONE option. It’s hidden out of sight but it’s there all along. I could’ve found it if I had just scrolled up instead of down, like I always do!
I once read this quote on Stephan’s FB, and it comes to mind today:
“It takes a lot of things to change the world: Anger and tenacity. Science and indignation, The quick initiative, the long reflection, The cold patience and the infinite perseverance, The understanding of the particular case and the understanding of the ensemble: Only the lessons of reality can teach us to transform reality.” — Bertold Brecht
And as we all know, we’ve got to BE the change we wish to see in the world. It begins in us, in the little things, in the daily things.
So are you ANGRY today? Good! USE IT, WELL. Manage Anger, don’t let it manage you. Direct that heated charge of energy towards finding a winning solution. Get angry enough. Then use it.
“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours.”- Swedish Proverb
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