I have a serious question to ask you; who is in control of your emotions? Ponder that for a few seconds. Automatically, one may say that they control their emotions. While that does hold some truth, most people don’t account for the fact that they have the ability to control their emotions as well as the emotions of those around them. Some people have some control but may not have complete control of their emotions. This assessment is based on how easy it is for some to get “riled up” or even lose control when things don’t seem to go their way. Furthermore, having complete control of your emotions and the emotions of others is based on your ability to develop an awareness of your emotional intelligence.
Emotional Intelligence is described by Wayne Payne as your ability or capacity to perceive, assess and manage the emotions of one’s self, and of others. In addition, Emotional Intelligence is being concerned with effectively understanding oneself and others, relating well to people, and adapting to and coping with your immediate surroundings to be more successful in dealing with environmental demands. Essentially, you must strive to understand yourself and others in order to effectively communicate. It’s not all about you; consider your surroundings.
You should always strive to understand your own emotional makeup as well as the emotional makeup of others well enough to move yourself and others in the direction of accomplishing your own goals as well as that of your organization or business. How? Here’s are the secret keys. First, strive to understand how your emotions influence your thoughts and actions. Always think before you act. You must also work to understand the importance of self-control. Lastly, at all times strive to resolve your conflicts positively.
If you take a step back and attempt to look at a situation from someone else’s point of view, you may be shocked by what you learn by virtue of being opened to experiencing a paradigm shift. Remember, you have the ability to control your emotions and the emotions of those around you by simply being aware of how your actions affect the reactions of those around you. You are in control.
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