Emotions vs. The Belief in Yourself as a Thinker vs. The Belief in Yourself as Doer
“Whenever we build on our emotional intelligence, we are able to operate at the top of our game. NO WORRIES, yes it is the 4th quarter, yes the clock is ticking, but when the ball is in my hand and the game is on the line…. I become MJ while the circumstance becomes the Utah Jazz in the 98′ Finals.”
Thank you for joining me for part two of the series entitled “Put in Extra: Think + Work + Emotion = Intelligence”. If you have not already begun following the blog updates, I invite you to follow along by entering your email address below and clicking the “follow” button.
During this portion of our series, we will be taking a closer look at our belief in ourselves as a thinker vs. our belief in ourselves as a doer. When we look at the two, it is essential to understand how the two are shaped around our emotions. Please take the time to not only read, but also feel free to share your thoughts as we continue this series.
We are all put in circumstances every day, which come with challenges. Every circumstance has a challenge and every challenge has a solution. “How well do you function when a challenge is presented?” It all depends on the person working behind the circumstance and it depends the approach they take regarding the specific challenge. You might be intelligent enough to figure out the solution, but a thinking individual only thinks. You might have the traits of a hard-worker and be able to work through a solution, but is the solution the most effective? It takes a hard-working individual and an intelligent individual to reach the effective solution.
Critical Question: “Are you a thinker or are you a doer?”
At some point you have to get those hands dirty and put in a little extra work. At some point you have to stop acting and put your thinking cap on and think a little more before acting. Believing in yourself and your abilities takes faith to get through the tough circumstances. It takes belief, faith, and action to see the process to its end until you reach your breakthrough. Whenever a solution is not initially presented, in those moments we have to keep pushing and fighting through the obstacles. “Our ability to think and our ability to do will not always be enough; but do we quit when we can’t figure out the solution? Do we quit when our efforts are not producing results?” You have to be able to analyze situations to figure out the best way to work through them and you must be a critical thinker.
Under difficult circumstances, you cannot allow the situation to produce an effect that causes you to think nor act on stressful emotions. For example, projects and assignments with deadlines can cause problems in our performance. If our emotions are not in check, then we find ourselves making simple mistakes in our work and we can become forgetful in our thinking process. We must fine tune ourselves mentally, so that our most important tool, emotion, continues to function at a level that overcomes any situation. “Whenever we build on our emotional intelligence, we are able to operate at the top of our game. NO WORRIES, yes it is the 4th quarter, yes the clock is ticking, but when the ball is in my hand and the game is on the line…. I become MJ while the circumstance becomes the Utah Jazz in the 98′ Finals.”
So, as you build on your emotional intelligence you will find out that you have an ability to not only influence your actions, but you will also find out that this trait enables you to get tasks completed more effectively and more productively. This ability will influence the way that you think so that you are able to work smarter and think clearly through many critical situations. The emotional intelligence trait plays a major role in how we develop our actions and how we make our decisions to produce at our highest level.
To be continued……
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