(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


We are only as effective as our emotions allow us to be. It is, therefore, vitally important to be aware of your emotions, to resolve any which are not useful, and to use the rest to your best advantage.

That’s a tall order. Most people are merely passengers, riding on the backs of their runaway emotions. What can you do to change?

First, acknowledge the control your emotions have over you. Most people can’t do this because they are either blind to their truth or it’s too scary to admit. Until you can acknowledge the control your emotions have, they win.

Second, know that even though an emotion has controlled you up to now, you can become free of the grip of it. You are fortunate to live in a time when a wide array of easily affordable processes and technologies are available to assist you.

Finally, decide to, and take, action. Get help. Find methods which work for you and begin resolving your issues one by one. Make a game of it. In a relatively short time you’ll start noticing new degrees of freedom and increased energy.

When you do, you will become much more effective.


Coaching Point: What is one situation where you know you are controlled by an emotion?


Copyright 2008 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.