Today’s mindful moment is focused on the role our emotions play in manifesting successful outcomes. At the Chopra Center, holistic practitioner, Dr. Deepak Chopra (2015), postulates that our feelings are the most intimate component about us. Our feelings generate our thoughts, actions, as well as guide us in the decision making process. For example, even with study, research and rational evaluation of an issue, typically we reach our final decisions by relying on our gut feelings. The good doctor also stresses it is for that reason, why it is essential to heal and train our emotions in order to partner with them as trusted allies (Chopra, 2015). In other words, our emotional state of mind can help support or hinder successful outcomes.
This means, that without emotional self-management strategies, feelings like fury, sadness, and anxiousness can deter successful outcomes. Suppressing emotions, on the other hand, is not a suggested tactic. A person in an heightened emotional state needs to move that energy in a safe manner. The most successful leaders know how to use various tools effectively to navigate back into calmer emotional waters. This is an effective strategy they rely on to help support successful outcomes. When they are in a calm emotional state, effective leaders are better able to make decisions with peaceful insight, because it is easier to implement positive energy from an emotional state of joy!
Well, that’s it for today’s mindful moment. Until next time … keep working on your leadership skills!
“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them.” – Oscar Wilde
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Chopra, D. (2015, July 7). Successful emotions. Retrieved July 23, 2016, from The Chopra Center: https://chopracentermeditation.com/experience/index/12