Article Categories
» Arts & Entertainment
» Automotive
» Business
» Careers & Jobs
» Education & Reference
» Finance
» Food & Drink
» Health & Fitness
» Home & Family
» Internet & Online Businesses
» Miscellaneous
» Self Improvement
» Shopping
» Society & News
» Sports & Recreation
» Technology
» Travel & Leisure
» Writing & Speaking

  Listed Article

  Category: Articles » Self Improvement » Motivation » Article

Getting Things Done by Unleashing your Anger

By Aaron M. Potts

There is a lot of talk about using the power of "positive thinking" in order to get what you want out of life. The general consensus is that the more you keep your mind tuned to your Personal Positive Network, the faster you will attain the things that you want in life.

That is all very true. However, is it the ONLY path?

As humans, we realize that something in our lives is good because we compare it to something bad. We know what a full stomach feels like because we know what it is like to be hungry. We know what a white shirt looks like because we compare it to a black shirt. We perceive "good" in the world by comparing it to our perception of "evil".

The human existence is one of contrast - we experience things as being either pleasurable or not so pleasurable based on our perception of the opposite of that thing. Without contrast there can be no good or bad, there can be no right and wrong, and there can be no black and white.

If you think of happiness as a positive emotion, then you must also have experienced sadness. If you think of money as being something that makes you happy, then you must have realized what it is like to not have enough of it. If you think of perfect health and weight loss as being keys to your joy, then you must also have the knowledge of what it means to be overweight or unhealthy.

So, bearing all of that in mind, if we are supposed to attain our goals in life by positive thinking, a question is then raised about what happens to everything that we don't perceive as "positive".

Based on the fact that we experience positive things by comparing them to what we perceive as negative, then the fact remains that the negative things MUST exist. They have to be "out there" somewhere, or else we wouldn't have anything to judge our positive feelings and experiences on.

Let's jump ahead to a time in your life when you will experience some of that negativity. It's bound to happen eventually, if you're not already dealing with it frequently. Eventually you will have something that - no matter how hard you try - brings about a negative reaction or situation in your life.

If you are truly skilled in the art of positive thinking, then these circumstance will be rare, and they will pass quickly. However, the fact remains that regardless of how much of a positive person you are, there will come a time when you have to deal with something that you consider to be negative.

In a classic state of irony if one ever existed, it is possible for you to USE that negativity to achieve a positive result! Here are 3 examples:

1) Mental - If something bad happens to you or becomes a factor in your life, you can embrace that negativity as a reminder of what you DON'T want in your life. If that negativity is brought about by a bad relationship, then embrace the fact that you will never be in that kind of relationship again because you now know what you DON'T want. You can take positive steps towards making sure that your next relationship has none of the negative aspects of the previous one. That same concept could be applied to almost any negative situation that affects you mentally.

2) Physical - When you are upset about something - especially angry or frustrated -then exercise! Pound out your frustrations on the treadmill or weight training floor. Take a kickboxing class or use a punching bag. Go hit the sidewalk and see if you can break your personal land-speed record for the 2-mile run. In a nutshell, use your negative emotions as POWER to juice up a great workout. The positive side effects are that you will feel much better after your brain releases the exercise-induced endorphins, and you will also be more calm when you return home or to work where the negativity was introduced to you in the first place. Also, you get to be more healthy!

3) Task List - Using the same example as when you exercise, take that bottled up negative energy and explode it onto the things that you have to get done in life. You would be amazed at how fast you can clean your house from top to bottom when properly motivated, or how quickly you can knock task after task off of your to-do list when you are screaming around with the power and the speed of a freight train behind you!

None of the words in this article are meant to imply that you should try to find negativity in your life just so you can energize your personal output. You should also not focus on your negativity and use it's power as a "crutch" to get through life or to stay on top of your responsibilities.

No, as this article started out saying, being positive IS the way to go, and you can use the power of positivity to literally build the life of your dreams.

However, when life throws you a curve ball and you have no choice but to deal with negativity, then turn it into a positive thing by doing something good with it!

About the Author
Aaron Potts offers free self empowerment teachings at and is the author of eBooks that teach about positive thinking, the Law of Attraction, and weight loss. Get his free newsletter or check out his books at

Article Source:
If you wish to add the above article to your website or newsletters then please include the "Article Source:" as shown above and make it hyperlinked.

  Some other articles by Aaron M. Potts
The Imminent Approach of Deadline Failures
Have you ever just had it? You've just had enough of your life not wanting to be what you want it to be, and you decide that ...

Tired of Towin' the Line!
How many people put in more than their fair share of hours each day at work and at home, yet still don't have the success in life that you have ...

The Grandeur of Gratitude
Most of us were told to say "thank you" as part of the basic set of manners that we were ...

The Ebb and Flow of Your Vibratory Seasons
This article is being written in mid-November, which for most people in the northern hemisphere is the fall season, with ...

Become What you Want to Attract
One of the hardest things for people to swallow when they think about improving their lives is that they are the cause for where their life is at this moment in time. ...

What are you Afraid of?
Do you think it's possible that fear could be the primary factor in determining whether or not you succeed in any given endeavor? I submit to you that it ...

  Recent Articles
Motivational Speaker
by usha rani

Motivational Keynote Speaker
by usha rani

Optimism vs. Pessimism
by Nick Schultz

Dreaming You
by Neil Millar

Dream Interpretation in the Online Age
by Ade Perillo

Not Reaching Your Goals
by Valerie Hylen

Second Chance Program Raising Self-Respect in Mexico Inmates
by Kris Nickerson

Get Enthusiastic, Live Your Life On Purpose. Nine Characteristics.
by Ineke Van Lint

The Astounding Power of Faith
by Adebola Oni

Hold On To Your Dreams
by Adebola Oni

66% Improvement With This Technique
by Neil Millar

If I Can, You Can! - Attract Much More in 2007
by Tracy Woolley

Can't connect to database