I’m always engaging in introspection to make sure that aligned with my best self, to achieve my best relationships, so that I can create my best wins in my life.
I came across this phrase and it resonated with me deeply:
I use my intellect to guide and direct my emotions.
Again: I use my intellect to guide and direct my emotions.
Ok, now I’m not saying that you have to become like Spock from Star Trek, devoid of emotions and only letting your life be guided by logic and intellect.
No. What I’m saying is that there are going to be times when you’re working on your project, guiding your team, or achieving your dream and something is going to happen. We all know what that’s like.
Something is going to go wrong. Like making a video and the software is not working. Or you left the dishwasher running in the background. Or that you built your presentation in one program, but the computer in the conference room doesn’t have that software.
That’s when the frustration hits. And the frustration wants to take over and make you act.
You can use your intellect during those times when your motivation is lacking. You can use your intellect during those times when your follow through is weak. You can use your intellect when the frustration kicks into overdrive.
You can use your intellect to say, “You know what? I’m feeling frustrated right now. And I’m not limited to following this first reaction.”
You can allow yourself to feel frustrated, but then investigate your options.
What tools are available? What knowledge can I learn and utilize? Who could I engage to help me? Could a coach help me overcome this obstacle? (Shameless plug, I know!)
The intellect guides and directs that emotion.
This also works for those times that you’re feeling down in the dumps. Conversely, if you’re feeling overzealous and want to center yourself. Respect your emotions. Honor your emotions. Feel your emotions. But let your intellect guide the energy of your emotions and determine your next action.
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