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There is more to life than increasing its speed.
-- Mahatma Gandhi
 

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Beneficial response

You have a right to be angry, and good cause to be angry. Yet that doesn’t mean anger is your best choice.

Raw anger gets your attention, wakes you up to troubling realities. However, you’re going to need more than raw anger to successfully respond to those realities.

There is great energy in anger. As soon as you feel that energy, make it your intention to point it toward a beneficial response.

Almost nobody cares that your feelings are hurt, that you’re offended, that you’ve been wronged. What will make just about everyone care is when you make a positive difference in their lives.

So let that be your response, let that be the way you redirect the energy of anger. Harness the passion and apply it in ways that make life better.

Let anger do its job to get your attention and to get you motivated. Then, do your job to make something positive and valuable out of it.

— Ralph Marston

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