ANGER AS A MOTIVATING FORCE

Because of one sided teaching we do hear; we think anger of more negative than positive, or should I say that people are inquisitive to be negative than to be positive and that is why, many think anger as a wild, and negative emotion. But to be positive, anger is a motivating force, when you turn your anger into positive energy’. In fact, anger itself is a kind of positive energy and a powerful motivating force that can make us push on towards our goals in the face of problems and barriers. When we see something as beneficial, we want it more when we’re angry. So, when used right, constructive anger can make you feel strong and help push you on getting what you want.

It may sound like an odd thing to say, but angry people have something in common with happy people. That’s because both tend to be more optimistic. The expression of anger, if justifiable and aimed at finding a solution rather than just venting, can actually benefit and strengthen. Anger can also provide insight into ourselves, if we allow it. Anger is likely to work best when it’s justified, if you appear powerful and when the other side’s options are limited. So, until you get angry in bad thing you are experiencing, you never change it.

You can never know how powerful you are until you get angry over what you don’t like and challenge what you think it is too big to confront. To say as nobody is a choice, and to be a successful person is choice. Ignorant will help you relax in your comfort zone without hungry, but wisdom helps you to stay hungry, wisdom motivates the application of knowledge which is (action) and helps you to pursue your enviable future to come out as successful person.
Positive anger is an alert from your body to inform you that something is wrong, and you are created to change what you hate, so, learn how to turn your anger into success and here is some tips

1) ANGER PROVIDES A SENSE OF CONTROL; Anger is related to a deep need for control. Anger protects what is ours, helping us feel in charge rather than helpless. The function of anger is to inflict costs or withhold benefits from others to increase our welfare. Individuals who experience and display their anger appropriately are in a better position to fulfil their needs and control their destiny than those who suppress their anger. That said, it’s important to guard against becoming obsessed by the sense of power anger may elicit.

2. ANGER ENERGIZES US; From a survival perspective, we defend ourselves when we retaliate and make other people fear us. Anger guards us when someone wants to hurt us. It gives us the strength and aggression to help us overcome a stronger enemy. In day-to-day situations, anger serves as a positive force to motivate us to stand up for ourselves and creatively find solutions to the challenges we face.

Richard Davidson says, anger “mobilizes resources, increases vigilance, and facilitates the removal of obstacles in the way of our goal pursuits, particularly if the anger can be divorced from the propensity to harm or destroy.

3. ANGER MOTIVATES US TO SOLVE PROBLEMS; When we feel like things are out of place, we can get angry. If things are not the way they are supposed to be and need to change, anger propels us to do something and motivates us to find solutions to our problems. Anger is triggered when we face an obstacle or individual (or something else) that blocks our needs. It prepares us to deal with the obstruction or problem in our path so we can get to where we want to be.

4. ANGER MAKES US AWARE OF INJUSTICE; We often experience anger when we are denied rights or when faced with insults, disrespect, injustice, or exploitation. Anger serves as an internal guidance system that indicates something is not quite right, that someone has treated us unjustly or unfairly. Anger helps communicate to others: “You’d better treat me fairly; otherwise, you’ll pay a high cost.” On a global level, standing up for a lack of fairness can prevent people from taking advantage of others. This type of anger can bring about positive change in society and increase the social cost of misbehaving.

5. ANGER DRIVES US TOWARD OUR GOALS; Anger pushes us to pursue our desired goals and rewards. When we don’t get what we want, anger is triggered and indicates we have moved away from our desired objectives. Anger tries to eliminate whatever prevents us from realizing our desires. It energizes and pushes us to act in service of achieving our goals and working toward our ideals.

6. ANGER INJECTS OPTIMISM; Surprisingly, anger can trigger optimism. It can encourage us to focus on what we hope to achieve, rather than merely focusing on the pain, insult, or victimization. The anger system is geared toward what is attainable, not the impossible. When we are angry, we often feel positive about our ability to change the situation, empowering us to take action and move from an undesirable position to a desirable one.

I will say it again, you are created to change what you don’t like, and if you don’t change it, you will be suffocating in unpleasant condition. I charge you now!

Fly unlimited

3 comments

  1. Thank you, Kingsley, for pointing out that anger can be a motivating force. I think “anger” may be too generic a term. While “righteous indignation” may lead to positive outcomes, “rage” is damaging to our health, clouds our judgment, and causes us to act impulsively. This is just a matter of semantics. Otherwise, I agree with what you say. Very interesting article.

    I hope you are well. Cheryl

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  2. Is a good morning here, yes I am well and you Chery? I agree with you.

    But there are two side of anger, positive and negative. When anger is negative, it’s dangerous and distractive. But come to think of positive aspect of it, anger build you with more strength of accomplish a great task

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    • Is a good morning here, yes I am well and you Chery? I agree with you.
      But there are two side of anger, positive and negative. When anger is negative, it’s dangerous and distractive. But come to think of positive aspect of it, anger build you with more strength of accomplish a great task

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