If You Try

If You Try

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mastering Emotions (A Required Skill for Great Leaders)

This is a picture of one of the greatest leaders who ever lived, Mohandas Gandhi

Our emotions are very important. They are a significant part of what makes us human. But emotions can change at the drop of a dime for a wide variety of reasons (i.e. illness, bad news, hitting knee on coffee table). Therefore, those who seek to be great must govern themselves by something greater than emotions. If one governs him/herself by emotions, then their commitment to whatever their cause is will shift and decline if they get discouraged enough. They will fly off the handle and lose everything they have worked for if they give in to those who vehemently oppose them. Or they can fall into temptations that can wreck their lives and the well being of those around them if they get emotionally seduced. All great people will and have had to overcome emotions during crucial points in their lives. There has to be an internal resolve that will keep you in position when vacillating feelings begin to be stirred. It just comes with the territory.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

You Are What You Think

Thoughts are the inputs that determine our eventual actions. With that said, it is crazy how many people let their thought life go ungoverned. We have to manage the thoughts that we allow to stay in our minds like we manage our finances, relationships, and health (if not more). You can't stop all of the random and stupid thoughts that come through your head, but you can stop them from getting cozy there. We must actively fill our minds with good things. There must be a habit formed of thinking excellent and productive thoughts because these will cause our actions to be the same. I heard someone very recently say that "the most valuable real estate is what is between our ears. Companies pay billions of dollars for a piece of that real estate." Since this is the case, lets keep our most precious real estate in tip top condition.