Do you control your emotions or do your emotions control you?
Everyone likes to think they have control over their emotions, but there are plenty of common signs that show that it’s quite rare for someone to easily master their emotions.
Here are a few ways to know that you are not in control of your emotions.
You procrastinate. What is procrastination? It’s the inability to get yourself to do something you know you should be doing. Eventually you’ll do it, but not at the best time.
You lose your temper easily. When you lose your temper, you lose the ability to think and reason like a rational human being. If you had control over your emotions, could you lose your temper?
You do what is easy or enjoyable, instead of what is needed. At any moment, there’s what you should be doing and what you want to do. Rarely are they the same thing.
You lack discipline: Do you show discipline and do what is important? Or do you give in to the urge to do something else? The biggest obstacle to success is lack of discipline.
You repeat your mistakes. One way of knowing that you’re driven by your emotions is an inability to change your behavior. Repeating mistakes demonstrates that your intellect is being overridden by your emotions.
We are all masters of our future, so think before acting or speaking. Ask yourself what the smart decisions is, and then do everything you can to follow that course of action.
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