Get MAD 2 Make A Difference
Have you ever noticed when you get MAD about something, once you have calmed down from whatever the injustice you’ve experienced, new ideas start coming to you?
Whatever your personal experience with getting MAD, one thing remains universal. Ideas for solutions to what inspired your madness flow more naturally during a period when you are MAD about something.
When we get MAD about something, our mind shifts and we start to think differently. The challenge is to channel this anger into something productive, something that Makes A Difference. Do something with those rants and raves that come out when you are angry. Turn these new ideas, the “what if’s,” and “why not’s” into reality.
Many times creative change happens when people get MAD. A strong desire to Make a Difference emerges from within them to act on improving the way things are in their lives and that of others.
Someone thought the idea of shopping in a grocery was uncomfortable and started home grocery delivery. Did home grocery delivery have its challenges? You bet. Look up WebVan. Is grocery home delivery now seen as of the most essential services we have? It is! Another person, not happy with the quality of the live video experience decided he a small team could do better. They started Zoom.
Someone else was Mad because he couldn’t tie his shoes and discovered Velcro as a solution. And yet another was frustrated and MAD about the lack of electric car options available to drivers, invests his own money to start Tesla. These innovations and businesses were all started because someone got MAD about seeing a solution and no one was acting upon it.
Sometimes you have to get MAD to Make A Difference.
“Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let’s love turbulence and use it for change.”Ramsey Clark
In many cases innovation erupts from getting so frustrated about something that a new idea or solution emerges as a direct outcome from this anger.
Are you MAD about healthcare support, partisanship in government, unregulated bad business practices, or media distortions? Do something about it. Use your frustration and anger to come up with new and creative solutions. Then Act it!
Getting MAD holds the potential to be a great motivator and set you into action when action is not happening. When you get MAD you can start to think that you can do anything. You can do anything and you can do it better. Use this anger to jump-start a new project, a new endeavor, a new invention, a solution, or whatever it is that comes out of you when you are in a state of anger.
This MAD power cannot be under estimated. In my life I have learned that when I get MAD, which is not all that often, there is a golden opportunity for inspiration. As an example, whenever the circus start their annual touring, I get fired up to inform and share the fact that Circuses Are Not Fun for Animals and can be dangerous for those in the audience. I help people to understand that endangered animals are tortured to do things that are unnatural to them and take action. My anger for the lack of respect for these unfortunate sentient beings motivates me get up and take action.
How can you get fired up to do good, to come up with a creative solution that transforms your getting MAD into Making a Difference?
Let me be clear here. I am not recommending that you get MAD all the time to solve problems or injustices. Being in a continual state of anger is not healthy at all, and I would suggest that if you are getting angry on a regular basis it is time to look for balance in your life, to reflect on what is making you Mad, and to look for creative solutions in order to enable positive change to happen.
Everyone gets MAD every once in a while. It is those every now and again occasions of getting MAD where opportunities to create something new, to solve a problem, or to jump into action takes place.
You have an amazing power to create anything you want in your life and influence those around you in positive ways. Sometimes it is when you get MAD that the inspiration and motivation to create positive change emerges.
“Anger is not only inevitable, it is necessary. Its absence means indifference, the most disastrous of all human feelings.”Arthur Ponsonby
Go ahead and get MAD, and when you do, use your creativity to Make A Difference today.
Let me know what you think.