When we think about practice, we often talk in terms of skill. You practice photography, or you practice playing football. But the thing is, who you are emotionally also takes practice. You can practice humility, you can practice forgiveness.
You can practice self-awareness and humor, just as easily as you can practice anger, resentment, drama, and conflict!
Who you are, emotionally, is a reflection of the things you consciously (or unconsciously) practice.
You were not "born" upset. You have merely practiced that emotion far more than you have, say, joy!
- Nicolas Cole (modified by Amr Badran)