Practice, Practice, Practice

I get angry easily.

The Bible said:

Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.

And I got a wake-up call this evening when my son asked, “Daddy, why are you always angry?”

I practised getting angry

Upon reflection, I then realized that it is because I practised getting angry all the time.

When a service is not rendered to my expectation, I get angry. When my request cannot be acceded to, I get angry. When my child doesn’t do as I say, I get angry. When I don’t meet my own standards, I get angry.

In short, I’ve built this into my memory muscles that whenever something doesn’t go my way, I get angry.

Just today, I was angry because I needed to complete several tasks, but I didn’t even complete one. And guess what? Yes! I was angry! However, I tried something else.

Instead of getting angry and yelling at everybody, I began brainstorming how else I can re-organize my schedule so that something like this is unlikely to happen again. I thought about it for a moment, spoke to my wife about the arrangement, we had some sort of agreement and viola! Issue was resolved!

So, what’s there to get angry about?

How do you feel

I feel angry regularly because I practised it.

What about you? How do you feel on a regular basis? What have you been practising?