In Master of My Emotions, Rodney talks to a friend about the effort he has made to improve his life by staying calm and never overreacting.
RODNEY: I’ll tell you something real…I have a rage in me. Been battling it my whole life. In my younger years I was wild…wouldn’t think twice about getting into it with anyone at anytime and believe me, I have the battle scars to prove it all over my body, all over my heart.
Doesn’t that make me sound ignorant?
At some point I woke up to the fact that I was acting like a crying child, rather than a man with integrity.
How can any man expect to have influence and be respected if he carries himself in life like a boy?
I flipped the program given to me and am master of my emotions. I am refined and I am restrained in the face of difficult situations. It has taken me years to get to this point in my life and I am constantly keeping myself level headed.
There are times when I am proud of who I am in bad situations because I remember not too long ago how I used to react…I’ve come far but I have much further to go.
Having emotional control is one of the greatest gifts I have given myself and to the people I love most.