Time Management – Become Childlike Once Again – Turn Anger into fascination

Time Management

Become Childlike Once Again – Turn Anger into fascination

I am sure that you are like everyone else and you want to experience real positive and meaningful changes in the results you are currently enjoying in your life. The best way to this is to make a small shift to the way you view things. It is time for you to change your casual interest in everything, which goes on around you, into fascination. When you are fascinated, you are curious and want to know how things work. This curiosity will reawaken that child in you once again, as you become fascinated by everything going on around you.

Develop a Child-like Fascination

When you train yourself to develop a childlike fascination once again, you develop a skill, which allows you to turn situations that would have caused you frustration before; into something which will fascinate you and become a positive learning experience. For example: If you are stuck in a traffic jam and the traffic is at a standstill. You can choose to become frustrated and irritated. This will raise your blood pressure; put your body under huge stress, resulting in you angrily punching the steering wheel.  None of which will make any difference to the situation at all. Or you can choose a better option, where you become childlike once again, eagerly looking around, exploring and trying to find something wonderful you can learn.

Anger or Fascination are Both Choices

In both situations you get through the traffic jam at the same time. One way causes you massive stress, damages your health and breaks you down, whilst the other offers you an opportunity to reflect, expand and even relax. Which do you think is the most effective and logical option to choose? Your attitude and temperament are always choices.

Action Idea: When faced with situations in the future, which traditionally cause you to respond in an angry fashion, take a deep breath and allow yourself to explore everything around you.  Try to discover all the reasons there are to be fascinated, reasons to learn and grow, reasons to relax, reasons to expand your world. This simple shift will allow you to quickly turn frustration into fascination.

Dare to Become a Child once Again

Both fascination and anger are childish emotions. Anger is a trained response and a reflection of your immature-self showing its ugly head. ,Anger is a really childish emotion, which you learned to exhibit in your youth, when you could not get your own way. Unless you are in a dangerous situation where your life may be threatened and the fight response is appropriate, anger does not serve you in any positive way. Fascination on the other hand is also a childlike response, but unfortunately one that we train ourselves to forget as we grow up. Dare to re-awaken your fascination and use this really powerful tool to constantly be on the lookout for opportunities to expand, learn and grow.

Make the Shift

This subtle change in your responses and attitude will result in a major positive shift in the outcomes you enjoy, from now on. Make the shift from anger to curiosity and you will astound yourself, with how much better you feel, how your stress levels reduce, how much more productive you will become and how much more you will begin to notice, around you. This increased awareness allows you to see opportunities, where you only saw frustration before.

Learn to no longer choose anger as your first response to any situation. Rather practice the childish art of fascination. This positive shift will be well worth the effort. You stand to “loose” so much when you change anger into fascination. You will “loose” frustration, anger, negative feelings, and stress in your life. On the other hand, you will gain so much, curiosity, new insights, new skills, new knowledge, happiness and a life of learning and growth. Sounds like a great trade to me.

Author: Andrew Horton Time Management

http://www.andrewhorton.co.za

 

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  • Margaret Mara /

    Excellent blog. Imagine having that childlike quality again. Imagine looking forward to meeting friends, being more playful, getting curious about why things work,asking “why” a hundred times a day and learning each time. Being curious makes the mind smart, it sharpens the senses. It sparks the imagination. And as Einstein said “imagination is more important than intellect”. Nice article, made me think and I got curious. Thanks for sharing.

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