The Ins and Outs on Motivation when you're Mad
Written by Chad Cook
Saturday, 16 December 2006
Part ONE (it has many pages, and it wasn't displayed all that well, so I decided to post them)
Motivation comes in many different forms. Motivation is the reason why people do what they do. Without motivation, many chores and tasks would be difficult to accomplish or achieve. Some people may be motivated from within and outside sources to aid them in achieve their goals will not be needed. For others, things like rewards, praise and benefits are the reasons why they are motivated in the first place. Anger is one emotion that can also aid people in becoming more motivated when it is used in a positive way.
For many people, getting mad is the start of motivation. For example, if you are on a diet and gain weight instead of losing, you feel angry. This anger can often motivate you to try harder and work more to accomplish your goals. If you failed to get a job you really wanted, you may feel angry enough to do something about it, such as getting a better education. Anger can be either good or bad for motivation. It is important to stop and think about your actions when you are angry so that poor choices are not made on the spur of the moment.
When someone is motivated to make changes or to do something because he or she is mad, it can cause drastic changes. Everyone experiences anger in their home lives, at work, and even on the roads driving in the car. When you are able to understand your anger and the anger of others, you may be able to channel that anger into something positive. Anger is a powerful emotion and with that energy, you can use it productively. It could even be possible to help motivate others when they are angry.
With the right focus and energy, it is possible to use anger to handle conflict productively, recognize what angers you and why and use that for motivation. Anger can make it very difficult for people to stay happy. It can also make marriages and family life miserable. When people harbor anger, it can destroy every kind of relationship in a person's life. In addition, anger leads to stress. When you have learned to turn that anger into beneficial motivation, you can break the cycle of anger and help yourself and others around you.
The first step in turning your anger into positive motivation, it is important to understand why you are angry. When you understand the source of your anger you can turn that into positive energy. For example, if you are angry because you cannot lose five pounds, you can use that to motivate yourself into trying harder, eating right or even exercising more. Anger alone will not help you process information efficiently. It will also prevent you from realizing the real reason why you are mad. As soon as you understand that, you can work to make a difference in your own life and the life of others.
The next step in turning your emotions into motivation is to stay focused. You will need to remember why you feel upset and set goals to help you achieve your goals. When people use their anger as positive motivation, they also need to remember what their initials goals are. This is especially important when tackling a long-term goal such as cleaning out a house or when you want to stop smoking. It is often beneficial to make a list of goals and keep them handy when you are feeling frustrated. Marking off your small achievements on your list can help you actually see what you have accomplished over a period of time. Many goals will take a long time to accomplish so it is important to not become frustrated and take your time when you feel motivated.
One thing to remember when you are angry is to use your energy for positive motivation. It best to stop and think about any decision you will make when you are mad. Many bad choices are made when people feel upset or angry. The goal to using your anger as motivation is to find positive ways to channel that energy. When people become angry and act on the spur of the moment they can harm themselves or others.
Motivation comes in many forms and when you feel strong emotions, you can often motivate yourself. Using anger to benefit yourself when you need motivation can help you let go of anger and benefit you life in more ways than one.