I learned many years ago that we ALL experience the exact same emotions. It is how we handle our emotion that makes the difference. I was fortunate enough to gain this knowledge early in my career from George Zalucki’s book, Profile of A Champion, and it has helped me immensely ever since.
Have you ever wondered why some people succeed in life while others, with seemingly the same talent and potential, fail miserably? It is the mastery of their emotions.
Think about the emotions we experience that hold us back; fear, doubt, apathy, grief, hatred, shame, blame, regret, resentment, anger, hostility. I could write an entire blog on either one of these emotions, but for now, just recognize these as emotions you may feel or have felt in your past. Everyone, no matter what level of success they have reached, experiences these same exact emotions. How people react to these emotions separates the champions from the failures.
Feel Your Emotions, It Makes Us Human
It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking we are different. It is easy to think that somehow what is happening in our minds is unique to us. We tend to tell ourselves, “If only he or she could experience our emotions, then they would understand.” Believe me; you are not different when it comes to experiencing emotion. By the way, the ability to feel emotion is part of what makes us human.
So, the question becomes, how do we handle these negative emotions? Surrender. That’s’ right, simply surrender to them. If you are at point A and you are trying to get to point B, you can’t get there without including these emotions. Understanding this concept makes progress a lot easier. Now we hold our emotions differently in our mind. Now we act in spite of these emotions. Now, we have a chance to win!
So, the next time you start to feel any of these negative emotions, embrace them, and remember, I told you they would be there! We ALL (no matter who you are) experience these emotions, so take action any way. After all, if you are waiting until you feel just right, you may never even take the first step.
Wishing you all the success you will allow yourself to have!