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This thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
-- Mary Pickford
 

 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Beyond anger

Even when you have a right to be angry, anger is not your most effective choice. Anger only perpetuates the pain.

In anger is great energy. Transform that energy not into destruction, but into useful, productive effort.

Your purpose is not to extract revenge or to prove a point. Your ultimate purpose is to live well, to experience joy and fulfillment.

In your life and in the world are many injustices. Let your response to those injustices be positive action, to make a difference, rather than uncontrolled anger.

Directing anger toward others does not help you or anyone else. Be angry, then be smart and quickly let that anger go while you direct its energy into positive pursuits.

The impulse for anger is strong, and you are stronger. Exercise that strength and build on it by moving beyond the anger and by raising up all of life.

— Ralph Marston

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