Anger is a basic human emotion that is experienced by all people.
Most people view anger as a negative emotion, but it is just one of a wide array of normal human feelings.
“When anger rises, think of the consequences.” – Confucius
The experience of anger varies widely; how often anger occurs, how intensely it is felt, and how long it lasts are different for each person.
At its worst, anger can be incredibly frustrating and vexing, and it can become a tremendous obstacle to our success.
At its best, however, anger is an emotion that can fuel us to great success–and ultimately, even happiness–so long as we control the anger we feel, and don’t let it control us.
From biological, psychological and survival aspects, anger is an influential motivator in everyday life.
Anger can transform our lives when it is viewed as a friend and teacher that’s trying to guide us on the road to recovery.
- Anger is a motivating force.
- Angry people are more optimistic.
- Anger provides self-insight.
There are negative motivational sides to anger too though. Out of control anger alienates friends, co-workers and family members and also has a clear relationship with health problems and early death.
5 Ways to use anger as a motivation:
Turn anger into creative energy:
Find an activity that takes you away from what’s making you angry and lets you release it.
Turn anger into business productivity:
Take the anger and use it as energy for success. The best revenge, the best remedy for anger, is success.
Transform anger into will power:
You can learn to feel and release it, appropriately and begin to change your life for the better. If we deny anger, we also automatically deny a part of our will-power and our ability to create positive changes in our lives.
Use your anger to help yourself:
Anger can help you know yourself better. Keep in mind that when someone does something that makes you angry, you have the opportunity to learn what your personal values are.
Turn anger into art:
Artists and musicians know how to turn anger into something positive, energetic and explosive. Art needs energy and if your anger isn’t applied to something, it will turn into a blind rage.
Make anger your fuel and motivation to do the things you want to achieve. Channel your anger into something worthwhile, positive and creative.
Quotes about Anger:
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger – Buddha
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. – Chinese proverb
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up. – Mahatma Gandhi
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. – Thomas Jefferson
When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear. – Mark Twain