“Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.” ~Robert G. Ingersoll
Anger averts achievement. It is a wasted, perpetual emotion. Until you release inappropriate anger, progress is thwarted. Bear in mind though that some types of anger are appropriate especially in response to an injustice that needs to be righted. But it is still critical for you to maintain control of your emotions even when angry-vitriolic words, put-downs, or nasty venting is never appropriate.
Embedded anger is costly; it harms the one who harbors it more than the one to which anger is directed. Harriett Goldhor Lerner in The Dance of Anger advises you to “use anger as a signal.” Let anger be a signal to pause before you speak and to get control of your emotion for only you can manage your response.
Anger is only only letter removed from danger. Redirect your anger, stay out of danger. Your success depends on it.
Opportunity step: Use peaceful words/responses/actions today.
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