If You Try

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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.

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