Be Emotionally Intelligent

Have you been guilty of reacting without thinking, getting angry too quickly, acting jealously or being too early provoked? Losing your emotions can damage your chances of living a successful life. It can easily be the difference between success and failure.

Examples of poor emotional intelligences (EQ) are all around us – people arguing on the bus, parent shouting at their children on the street or someone swearing at their boss or angrily handing in their resignation.

EQ is an essential ingredient of a balanced and fulfilled life. It is the foundation for being a successful partner, parent and work colleague. Successful careers, marriages, families and business partnerships are destroyed by moments of emotional madness.

It is easy to laugh at someone like celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay who swears and shoutsin his kitchen, but to ensure a successful life you must avoid making others sad, unhappy or fearful. To do this, you have to learn to keep your emotions in check. If you need to get upset or angry with someone, do so in a very conscious way so that you don’t lose control or react without thinking. You cannot spend your life apologizing for having lost control of your emotions.

Being able to put yourself in other people’s shoes and see life through someone else’s eyes is a sign of high EQ and empathy. Highly empathic people rarely lose self-control, making them better equipped to deal with what life throws at them.

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