Every road we take is filled with emotions. Some emotions take us on a detour to a place called failure and some emotions take us on a straight path to the mountain top of success.
The dilemma that most of us are facing these days is that, we’re currently on an emotional roller coaster and experiencing both roads at the same time.
I’d love to tell you that hell ain’t got a ride that we haven’t been on, but this current ride is presenting us with all of our joy and pain at every climb, dip, corner and turn. If you’re like me, you don’t know whether to raise your hands in victory or hold on tight from the turbulence.
The easiest thing for all us to do is jump off the detour and quit, but who would we be if we stopped now. What would happen to the people who are secretly watching and waiting for our next post, quote, transparent moment or business move?
Now you may not agree with method(s), but we have to acknowledge our emotions. We may not be able to pinpoint them all because they are not one big emotion, but they are a series of little things that have decided to stick together and appear big.
Here are 3 methods we must adopt when dealing with our emotions……
1. Acknowledge them and put them on notice. Let them know that you are aware that they are there…… Good morning Fear. Doubt you sure are extra vibrant today. Pain, I see you’re still hanging on by a thread. You guys can play among yourselves if you like, but I won’t be joining the party. (Just me, Not)
2. Recognize that they are part of the process. Our emotions build character and cause growth to take place in our lives. They will continue to put on a show, if you don’t learn to balance them out. Recognize that you won’t always be able to control them, but you must be able to discern why they have appeared on the landscape of your life and are interrupting the scene.
3. Understand that your emotions good or bad, always lead you to the fulfillment of your true potential. We have to deal with every emotional obstacle in order to get to our destiny. They are apart of a bigger plan to get what is inside of us on the outside for the world to see. If we ignore our emotions they will cause dis-ease in our lives that can lead to many other physical diseases that affect our emotional, mental, and physical state. (depression, stress, anxiety etc)
Don’t be afraid of your emotions. Embrace every detour and straight road you find yourself on. I guarantee you’re being led to a place of discovery that’s bigger than you imagined for yourself.
I’ll leave you with the words of Maya Angelou. ” There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you”