Tip o’ the Morning to Ya – Negative Emotions: Anger

Rich Habits Word of the Day

Enmity – Anger. His enmity for one person consumed him and affected many of his other relationships.

Rich Habits Fact of the Day

Anger is a negative feeling state that is typically associated with hostile thoughts, physiological arousal and maladaptive behaviors. It usually develops in response to the unwanted actions of another person who is perceived to be disrespectful, demeaning, threatening or neglectful. Angry thoughts may be accompanied by muscle tension, headaches or an increased heart rate.

Rich Habits Lesson of the Day

Anger is the most costly of negative emotions. Anger affects relationships, your ability to earn income, your health, your happiness and can even lead to incarceration. 43% of poor people have allowed themselves to lose their temper at least once in the past 30 days. 81% of the wealthy do not have this Poverty Habit. If you want to become wealthy, you must control your temper.

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Comments

  1. I agree that we should control our behavior. But I don’t believe we can — or should — try to control whether we get angry in the first place.

    Anger is a healthy response to a perception of injustice, and there is a great deal of injustice in the world.

    Instead of demonizing our anger, we can immerse ourselves safely in the emotion internally, and use the freed-up energy (which would otherwise be used to suppress the anger) to choose better behavior.

    I call this process “constructive wallowing.” It allows us to have the feelings we have and still behave in ways that invite success.

    • Thanks for your comment Tina. There are a lot of people incarcerated because they did not control their anger. Anger has to managed. It costs you money, relationships and opportunities. You need to nip anger in the bud, especially with children. If you don’t actively control your anger then losing your temper becomes a habit.

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