Emotional Power

“What does it take to make you angry?” This was said to Oliver Queen in the show Arrow (season 2, episode 2) by the copycat vigilante Roy. They were in the police station after Roy tried to stop a robbery of medical supplies. The hospital in the Glades (the bad side of town) was in danger of closing. Roy needed to take action. His anger propelled him to fight against the thugs stealing the supplies.

Most of us don’t have the problems of a comic book crime fighter, but we do have enemies stealing our health and happiness. Yet instead of anger towards the enemies we make excuses and rationalize their existence.

What are the elements in your life you should be angry about but you just live with? Is it late night snacking? Is is your sleeping habits what prevent you from being active? What about those extra 5, 10, or 15 pounds that keep you from looking and feeling your best? What does it take to make you angry? Answer that question and you will be on your way to actually making life changes to defeat those enemies.