The Message In Your Anger

Do you feel angry or irritable on a regular basis?

If so, where do you think that anger comes from? What is the source?

You may be tempted to blame an external cause: you may think you’re angry because “your wife isn’t doing X,” or because “the kids are making a mess,” or one of a thousand other external irritants.

But if you’re honest with yourself, this lingering sense of anger and irritability is often (not always, but often) a message.

A message that you are not pushing yourself to the next level.

A message that your mission is too small, that you aren’t living the bold, courageous life your higher self demands of you.

You were made for greatness. You cannot play it small without consequence.

In the same way that disease sends us urgent messages in the form of physical ailments and symptoms, so too our higher self sends us urgent messages in the form of emotional dis-ease and restlessness.

In those cases, the anger is not an excuse to find fault with others. It’s simply a clarion call to pick up the pen, the mouse, the microphone… and live out your mission.

MY mission is to help men of purpose and ambition unleash their greatest gifts.

In other words, to serve men like you.

When I shirk that mission… when I stay up late watching TV and then feel groggy and listless the next day and therefore less equipped to serve you to my fullest ability… the anger I feel has nothing to do with my family and what they have “done” or “not done,” even though I may be tempted to spin it that way.

The anger is with MYSELF for not living in congruence with my mission, plain and simple.

So the next time you find yourself angry and irritable, look that anger full in the face and ask of it… what message do you have for me?

Is this anger caused by some external irritant that is out of my control?

Or is it in fact a message that I need to step up my game, step up my commitment, and embrace a bolder mission… to live out a higher purpose?

Courageous action isn’t easy. But it’s always worth it.

You have everything you need to create a life of purpose and ambition.



Bryan Ward is the founder of Third Way Man and author of the LIT Black Paper


  1. Ok. My girl has suspected this is true for me for a while now. I don’t think she understands that I am a warrior without a war. After considering all I have to offer I’m not getting to any cause, I realized she might be right. If what you say is true LOL Hazard a connection. Let me see what you see that I apparently cannot.

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