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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Turning Anger Into Motivation

There is a fire within each and every one of us. For some, it burns much hotter. The fire burns red with rage. While some people may write these individuals off as bad seeds, maniacs, or persons with evil centers, often, they are very decent people who have an uncontrollable amount of ambition and energy. I refer to this as misplaced drive.

Many of these brilliant minds fail to find positive outlets for their creativity and/or intelligence, so they wind up in places like jail, prison....or worse. The childhood trouble makers who eventually find their passions, many times become huge success stories. Think about it for a minute....what happens if that young fist fighter who can always stand back up for another punch in the jaw can channel all of that fire he has into the boardroom or into a court of law? He will be unstoppable!

Although I am not a doctor or counselor of any kind and can not diagnose, treat, or cure any issue or ailment, I, as an individual do believe that many people who are being diagnosed with having anger issues, do not have true anger issues. I believe they have issues related to the path or direction that their lives are taking. This is causing a temporary anger that can be resolved once they figure a few things out, and the road to "somewhere" becomes clear again. Too often these individuals are placed in chairs and forced to talk about anger,anger, anger,anger......until they uncork and BOOM! But does that really help in the long run or did they just vent until they exploded?

So, when venting does not work and anger remains, it is clear that an individual is unhappy with the path of their life or their circumstances. This is when it is crucial to turn anger into motivation. This anger will be the most positive force in the world if they let it. It can act like rocket fuel, driving them into the next stage of your life, catapulting them out of their present circumstances and into new surroundings. Their fears can disappear for a moment, and they can turn to stone and steel. Whatever they believe they will achieve. Just as long as they don't stay hooked on that feeling too long. Anger can be just as addictive as any other emotion or drug. Blast through the storm, then turn the nitrous off.

If your engine is fired up, get moving and get moving now. Set a list of goals or outcomes, and do not stop until you are in a more positive place. You can be the next success story. You too can turn anger into motivation. Take care everyone!

See you next time!!!

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