Keep your emotions in Balance
Posted: June 24, 2018
QUALITIES OF A BLACK BELT – KEEP YOUR EMOTIONS IN BALANCE
The Black Belt Quality of “Keeping Your Emotions in Balance”. As the saying goes, “Lose control of your emotions in a fight and your opponent has an ally!” Every emotion has an appropriate time and place. There is a time to be stern and a time to be compassionate. If we become overly emotional, or if we become emotional when it doesn’t serve us, we lose our ability to think clearly and act appropriately. If, however, we are able to respond with the appropriate emotion, at the appropriate time, with the appropriate intensity, then our emotions work for us rather than against us.
An important thing to remember is that you are responsible for your actions. You may not be able to control your thoughts, but you certainly should be able to control what you do. So you might just decide not to say or do anything you could regret later when you are emotional. Logic and emotion are like oil and water…they don’t mix. Wait until you are calm before you confront someone with an issue or before you make any important decisions.