Simmering with Rage has a financial cost

We have heard of Road Rages. What with morning rush hour traffic Jams, Domestic Violence, Spouse Battery or Streets fights by Political Cadres all point to someone being very angry. Question is when you personally get angry do you simmer slowly or do you jump right to the point of boiling over, pull out the gun and pump several bullets in another human being?

Our guess would be that everyone experiences anger differently. But if you let your “fist of fury” get out of control by unleashing a brim storm of fire, you may be putting your health at risk with financial implications,

A 2014 research study from Harvard School of Public Medical Health linked extreme emotional responses (i.e., anger) to cardiovascular incidents. For instance, in the few hours after an angry outburst, the risk of stroke tripled while the risk of a heart attack increased 5-fold. Findings showed that even though the danger of experiencing a sudden cardiovascular event after a single outburst was quite rare, that risk grows if you’re prone to frequent and uncontrollable rage. For every minute you get angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Getting upset about the problem does not solve the problem. It does, however, burn up time and energy, poison your attitude, clutter mind, and litter your thought with bad intentions. Fretting is a poor substitute for action. Let go of the fretting, and opt for the action. You need to learn to take a break, walk out, take a walk, breathe, breath in deeply and breath out, let go, and take back control during moments of anger. It is imperative to your heart health, social well being and financial stability.

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended ( what with the lock-down, social distancing and all family members being confined in one place together for a long time, noticing minute details, moods, attitudes and minor omission by other members of the family and clan. But what you’re doing when you indulge in these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself and the power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. – Joel Osteen.

As natural as it may feel to get upset by life’s setbacks (and make no mistake, there are many of those still coming your way. Nothing lasts forever, not even happiness), you do have another choice. Instead of getting mired in dismay, you can decide to quickly pick yourself back up. Just because you have something to get upset about, doesn’t mean you have to get upset uncontrollably and assault someone, get arrested, start paying lawyers, get fined or confined in prison for a long time thereby missing of potential financial opportunities.

Getting upset doesn’t make you feel better, and it doesn’t accomplish anything, so there’s really no point in it. There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone. – Sylvester Stallone (RAMBO stated). Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha.

What does move you forward is a positive perspective, and that’s something you can choose any time you wish. What does move you forward is focused, determined, effective action. If you feel yourself getting upset, remind yourself that you have much better options. Choose a positive response, and get quickly beyond whatever was threatening to pull you down. Otherwise in the Western World, you would be charged for criminal offense of physical aggregation, the system will put you through an intense short Training/Course on “Anger Management”. It is time consuming, value subtraction, loss of working hours and income, financially costly as you will be compelled to pay for it out of your own pockets, use your transport and burn gas and your official records will be dented thereby jeopardizing your future opportunities in life. Bola panshi. Stay well and be blessed. Kemman

Published by Kemman

Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) professional. Passionate about AML/CTF, Sanctions, ABC, KYC, CDD. Member of the World Advisory Council Association of Certified Fraud Examiners-ACFE. Member of the African Task Force Committee - ACAMS. Presenter at International Conferences-ACAMS&ACFE. Certified Fraud Examiner-CFE. ACFE & ACAMS. Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist-CAMS. Certified Anti-Bribery and Corruption-ABC. Founder member of Institute of Directors (IoD) Zambia Chapter. Founder - Managerial Accountability & Transparency. Two-term of two years Chairperson of the Bankers Association of Zambia Fraud Prevention and Security Committee. SADC and COMESA Consultant on Crime & Corruption Prevention & management Strategies. Former Area Head for Southern & East Africa. Professionally trained “trainer of trainers” & core facilitator. Proficient with proven track record of exceptional abilities in management and leadership for performance. Corporate Governance, capacity building, Institutional & Organizational development, business process re-engineering. Technical expertise is coupled with excellent interpersonal, team building, communication and presentation skills.

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