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The Day I Realized I Could Control Anger

Someone one’s said that Anger is the wind that blows off the light of the mind and i agree

Do you consider yourself to be temperamental? How often do you flip out on people cursing them out, throwing things, and putting up with words and actions that you later regret?

Do you believe when people tell you that that is just the way you are, you do not have a choice, or that you inherited such tendencies from your parents? There are all lies.

 

I was invited for a birthday party by a friend within our age bracket at the time (in my 20s). I was there chilling with my cousins and some ‘honies’ when another friend came from another table with a bottle of beer he was drinking. He poured the whole bottle on my head. In reaction i tried to stand up but he held me down saying ‘my friend sit down!’

was confused and surprise; i couldn’t tell if he was joking or serious. I was soaked by the time he was done and when i realised he did it for sports i was furious. I wanted to smash his head with the bottle of drinks in front of me but something strange happened. I recalled a promise i made to myself when reading the book: “As a Man Thinketh – by James Allen“, and that immediately doused my temper. I simply stood up and asked him – Roy, why have you done this? I walked away afterwards.

Of course, the party ended before it began. The ladies felt unsafe and went away with their guys. I heard afterwards that the host vented his anger at him but they somehow managed it through.

I was home confused and mad. Voices in my head told me to go back and show him a piece of me, but another voice told me to let it go and keep to the promise i made to myself. It was a VERY difficult pill to swallow, especially as i was confident i could contain him in a fight and i was known to be a no nonsense guy. I felt like folks will be disappointed in me and that others could ride on that to pick on me subsequently. Trust me, it was painful. I ended up in tears. and slept off.

By the time i woke, i realised that i’d heal completely.

I met him a few days after while on a stroll with my Uncle Hawkins. My Uncle was aware of what happened and paused him to ask why he did what he did. His answer humbled me. He said his actions were simply borne of jealousy. ‘That i usually walked pass by where boys play Pool and hang out to drink and smoke but refuses to join them. That my actions portrayed i am being pompous and showing them that i belong in a higher class. This is why he did what he did to test where I ‘belong’ in terms of frat.”

I was stunned. It was then i recalled those that were at his table, the fraternity where ‘they belong’. It suddenly dawned on me that it was a setup to push me into action so that they could humble me. He apologised that he was drunk and regret his actions. I forgave him.

That experience has been with me since and perhaps will stay my whole life. My greatest lessons from this experience was the fact that i could control my anger.

The pause i took before action, the book i read, the promise i made to myself not to anger myself into a fight, and many others, played important role in helping me avoid what probable could have ended my life.

If i could and can control myself/anger, you can do it too.

How do you react when angry? When was the last time you where sparked to anger but you reacted with calmness?

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Humble Mkpa

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NLP Life Coach | Results Technologist | Personal Development Trainer at Geared Logistics Ltd
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Humble Mkpa is the MD/CEO of Geared Logistics Ltd. He is also the Principal Consultant LifeClass YOUniversity (a subsidiary of Geared Logistics Ltd). He is skilled in Logistics, Coordination, Analytics, Communications, Administration, People Management, Social Media Marketing, Business Case Development/Management, Performance Measurement, Leadership, among many others.He is primarily a Business Man, who deals in multiple sources of income, including MLM. He is known by many as an NLP Result Technologist and Personal Development Trainer. This identity stems from his effective and productive training of Business teams and Success ready Individuals who engage him in Life Coaching, Business Training (Customer service, Sales, Business Results Development, Behaviourial Modulation for epic performance, Presentations, Building relationships, Setting Goals as teams/Individuals, Self-Management, The Discipline of getting things done, etc).He is an OnAir personality, Professional / Motivational Speaker, A Coach. In all, he uses Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to teach how to obtain results and model Excellence in any field of endeavor. All his various skills finds expression in him through his Results Technologist and Training Models. He is VERY good at what he does and you will need to test him. It starts with a call right away.With more than two decades of experience in Life Coaching, 10 years of working experience with a major Oil giant, and 5years experience in deals negotiations, trainings, marketing and reading people with NLP, among others. He is unique in how he comes across in his presentations and teachings. You too stands a change to benefit from his philosophies and over two decades of experience - a huge bank of knowledge to draw from.Sir Humble Mkpa wants to do business with you today. It's not all about money, but relationships. That's what we are more concern about. What if I choose to work for you for free the first time?If it has to do with improving results in your business, training your team to up their game in performance, private one-on-one training, and lots more - I want to work with you. Call me let us talk business? To speak at your event, feature on your shows, or train your business team, please call any of the numbers - 09077775350, 08065052988 or 08028344188. You can also check him out of Facebook - Humble Mkpa Facebook Page: LifeClass Acade Email: humble,mkpa@gmail.com Feel free to recommend Sir Humble Mkpa to your Boss, Colleagues, or Friends.
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One thought on “The Day I Realized I Could Control Anger

  1. Wow! You just nailed it sir, the word for the hour. Thanks for exposing such truth I must confess I have been a victim to anger and just when I read this post the temptation came and employing the measures you suggested helped me out. Thank you again sir

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