“Who’s in control, you or your emotions?”
When you allow your emotions to enter into discussions over conflicting opinions or positions, you cloud the issues and detract from your argument.
Even if you have a valid point of view, it becomes cloaked in feelings, which reduce its connection to rational thought. You risk losing the other person’s respect. When you’re emotional you end up handing control to those who are in charge of their emotions.
Next time conflict arises, stay calm. Bite your tongue, silently count to ten, take a deep breath and state your position in an objective and unemotional manner.
Remember, there is a time and a place for showing your emotions. And, powerful people keep their feelings undercover until the time is right.
©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
Today’s Affirmation: I am in control of my emotions.