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Do your emotions have an impact on reaching your goals?

freelancer coaching Feb 22, 2018

When you’re heading in a certain direction, let’s say your office or home, what do you do to get there? You set the direction in your mind, then you get in your car and then you proceed to drive, taking the route you find most convenient.


Well, you follow the same steps when you decide to reach a goal:

1)      First, you decide what you want. For instance, a better job, raising your sales, making more money, getting a raise at work.

2)      Then, you use the tools you have at reach.

3)      Finally, you get into action heading in the direction you consider best.


You see, it’s the same cycle of action, but in different scenarios.


We can go and review what many great men and motivators share with us. They often tell you, “set your goal, learn and get into action,” and it’s true.


But what happens if, after following these steps, you don’t succeed?

Does it mean, then, that taking action is not the right thing to do?


There must be something else. And indeed, there is something else, but it’s often missing on the lists of recommendations and tips we get to achieve success. And this is because this is not a mental of physical step—it’s mostly a factor.


When you’re trying to figure out the steps you need to take to successfully achieve a goal, have you ever thought about adding the emotions to the equation?


If you get emotional when setting a goal, and you cause self-doubt (which happens every time you ask for advice), or you feel poor when using your tools because they don’t seem to be the best or at least good enough, or if you regret the steps you took because they caused you pain or loss; or you feel unfortunate because you don’t know how to achieve success and no one taught you how to do it; then how do you think the emotions that arise from your state of mind will impact you reaching your goal?


When you get emotional and you involve emotions such as antagonism, anger, fear or self-pity, they will affect the optimal reach of your goals.


Let’s look at it closer. What kind of action will you take if you are in fear? Most likely none, because fear tends to make you want to run away and hide, or it paralyzes you.


What kind of action will you take if you doubt? Most likely, whatever you do, you will be clumsy or hesitant, resulting in uncertainty.


What about when you regret what you did? Just imagine breaking a glass and freezing there, wishing you hadn’t broken it. What kind of action will you take then?


Reaching your goals depends on what you want, your tools and your action. But from thought to action there’s a very powerful glue—if you want to call it that way—and it’s called emotion.


Whenever you wish for something, always avoid involving low tone emotions, such as pity, anger, antagonism, etc., because the action you invest to achieve your goal will be directly affected by it.

Your emotions are the “glue” from thought to action. Seek knowledge about emotions and how to handle them, that way you will be certain to avoid unnecessary obstructions in your path to success.

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Be amazing,

 Alma Baca

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