Why Do People Get Angry?

David CantuEmotion, Personal Growth

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. ~ Thomas à Kempis

What do you really want?
 Far too often our vision is short sighted and our need for instant gratification so great that we don’t accomplish what we seek; so we get angry. Anger’s many colors include frustration, a need to withdraw and self loathing. Regardless of how we express it, or whether it’s just or inappropriate, anger is a fleeting and ineffective antidote to feelings of powerlessness to get what we want. Its false promise of power is very seductive. We get angry in order to relieve the helplessness that we feel – and for a little while we may succeed – but in fact, anger forfeits power. We put whomever or whatever we’re angry with in the driver’s seat of our emotions and lives.

Know you can succeed.
Getting angry focuses attention on your feelings of powerlessness rather than on your goal. Attend to your real desire; obstacles are certain to arise, but the biggest hurdle is your own will to overcome them and to see your goal to fruition. How much do you really want to manifest your desire? Transform the energy of your anger and wield it as passion and determination. Be the person you were meant to be and nothing will be impossible for you!

David Cantu
Life Coach Austin Texas
Why Do We Get Angry? © 2007

Proverbs 16:32
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.