Feelings are not Your FriendPosted by Chris Pollinger
“Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.” – Thomas Jefferson
Your feelings are not your friend. They will get you in trouble more times than not.
I’m not saying not to have them, just keep them in perspective. If you get mad and rip into someone because you are angry or frustrated, you may feel like you won the battle, but you will have lost the war. Don’t feel like prospecting? Is it really better to go with that feeling, if you do where does it lead? Most of us live on an emotional roller coaster, with our life, business and the service we offer our clients. We do so at our own peril.
Your feelings give color to your life, and they can be glorious and exciting. They just shouldn’t dictate your actions. As you paint the portrait of your life, your commitment and actions should provide the black and white outline of how you live while the color adds the vibrancy. Reverse it and your life will look like a kindergartner’s version of the Michelangelo masterpiece your life was destined to be…