Seven Steps

It seems to me that more and more people become angered as of late from the most insignificant things. As an emotion, anger and the overt display of it for others will rarely provide even a single step toward resolution of the matter.

The best defense against anger is to control oneself. Remain mindful of the end to address the challenge rather than pause to express a raw emotion with little to no benefit. Frustration is natural, but better to do something resourceful with the emotion than retaliate against it or another to generally worsen matters.

When anger arises, quietly take seven steps and move on. This was the advise of a golf pro that had just made a bad shot. If you don’t manage the emotion, it may manage you. The golfer would quietly take seven steps after a bad shot and then let it go so that he could learn from and be resolute with his next shot and the ones after. Take your seven steps and move on to continue learning. .

“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.” — James Allen —

MITM

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