If you are angered by obstacles beyond your control when trying to accomplish something for the community, the cause of your anger might be your desire for honor and approval. This feeling of anger is negative and does not lead to creativity and ambition.
When someone puts a lot of time and energy into a project, it is understandable that he might become upset when people create obstacles. But the anger won't melt those obstacles. Clear thinking is needed to find the best way to overcome those obstacles. And you think clearest when you are calm.
(Rabbi Eliyahu Meir Bloch; Shiurai Daas, pp.113-4; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.196)
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