How Often do You Plan to be Angry?

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When it comes to understanding our emotions, we must realize that they happen for specific reasons. In particular, when we feel anger, we must express it appropriately because it is a valid emotion.

  • Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
    - Aristotle

Anger is an emotion that we need to understand and use appropriately.

How often do you plan to be angry? Marshall Connects

There are times when we need to express our anger to share strong feelings. Expressing anger reinforces the seriousness of a situation and can be a great motivator.  During sports events, when the coach finds the perfect time to use his anger to motivate his team, this demonstrates one of those times. 

Part of this behaviour is getting to know your feelings and understanding them in situations so that you know when to say enough is enough or this situation must stop immediately.

When it comes to being planned with your anger, you must learn the strategy.

During my workshops and consulting, I often receive curious looks when I discuss this strategy. It's about much more than managing your temper; it's more about determining how and when you should purposefully use this emotion. So when you actually put your foot down and raise your voice or speak firmly, it's considered rare, and therefore it's significant.

For example, when dealing with children, if you only raise your voice with them when necessary, they get the message and realize the seriousness of the situation. However, if you always raise your voice and treat every situation with the same emotion or behaviour, you're sending a mixed message, and it becomes meaningless over time.

The next time you feel anger, make sure you are strategic with your approach!

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